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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Concert review: James Lowe makes a strong debut with the Spokane Symphony

Soloist Haochen Zhang proved himself to be a marvel in his performance of Liszt’s second piano concerto.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

KISS keeps the spectacle level high with ‘End of the Road’ stop at Spokane Arena

After an artistic reveal, the iconic rock band took center stage in Spokane for the final time.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Concert review: Dierks Bentley bookends a marathon night of country at the Spokane Arena

Country singer and his band go undercover at the Hot Country


Concert review flashback: Not exactly a ‘KISS good night’ in Spokane

In 1977, a Spokesman-Review staff writer went to see KISS perform at the Spokane Coliseum. He was not impressed.


Spokane Symphony rocks out at the Fox for music of Queen

The show may have been at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, and members of the Spokane Symphony may have been on stage, but what transpired on Friday night …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Symphony review: ‘Classic 5’ concert shows best of Eckart Preu

This weekend’s Classics 5 concert by the Spokane Symphony marked the midpoint of the 15th and final season in which Eckart Preu has led the orchestra as its music director …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Concert review: Clarion Brass players demonstrate great skill in bringing new sounds to familiar tunes

At this concert, the focus was and remained very much on the music itself, the quality of its performance, and the skill and originality of its composer, William Berry.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

Hanging out with Myles: Kennedy show at the Fox an intimate night of rock ’n’ roll

Myles Kennedy was clearly enjoying the hometown crowd at a packed Fox Theater on Friday night.


Concert review: The Spokane Symphony and Alon Goldstein in both tragedy and triumph

From the opening measures of “Out of the Mist,” the symphony musicians played with remarkable beauty and power.


Concert review: Godsmack, Shinedown electrify crowd at Spokane Arena

From the first chord to the last pyrotechnic blast, you could feel every Godsmack drum beat and Shinedown guitar riff echoed in your chest.


Spokane Symphony’s season launched with a bright new star

For a few seconds, the only sound one could hear in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox was of two flutes, gently retracing an upward-moving figure. The sound was …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Concert review: Alabama gives its fans hit after hit after hit

Alabama’s 90 minutes of nonstop hits hit all the right notes.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Pianist Natasha Paremski shines in Rachmaninoff piano concerto

At a time when our thinking about Russia is clouded by evidence of election meddling, authoritarianism and geopolitical hostility, we would do well to step back and contemplate “The Heart …


Kennedy, hometown crowd enjoy walk down memory lane

When he spoke to The Spokesman-Review in December in advance of Alter Bridge’s sold-out show at the Knitting Factory, singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy expressed awe at the path his life had …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Concert review: Violinist Aleksey Semenenko shows he’s a rising star with symphony guest appearance

Instead of the engaging virtuoso showpiece we expected with “Symphonie Espagnole,” Aleksey Semenenko’s profound re-evaluation and flawless execution revealed a masterful and serious concerto for violin and orchestra, worthy of …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Concert review: As has been tradition, BachFest ends on a high note

Zuill Bailey burst upon the consciousness of most of us here by performing the six Suites for Cello by Bach during the festival six years ago, seated in the same …


Concert review: In ‘re-imagined’ festival, musical magic can be found everywhere.

After traveling from Barrister Winery to River Park Square, the festival popped up at the Hamilton Studio, itself a re-imagined 1928 school building in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Concert review: Spokane flutist gives commanding performance at Spokane Symphony concert

Flute solo makes an impact in weekend concerts.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Concert review: Miranda Lambert reveals all sides of her personality at Spokane Arena show

The country star played the Spokane Arena on Friday night during a stop on her “Livin’ Like Hippies” tour.


Concert review: Symphony, soloist Mira Wang, give exquisite launch of Rasch’s ‘Tropoi’

Guest violinist Mira Wang set a standard which future performers of Rasch’s “Tropoi” will find hard to match.


Concert review: Conrad Tao spins gold with the Spokane Symphony

Throughout the Saint-Saëns concerto, the Spokane Symphony played superbly, but was eclipsed by the soloist.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Concert review: Nakahara leads symphony in energetic, precise program

Music lovers in Spokane this month have the opportunity of hearing two outstanding pianists as guests of the Spokane . This weekend at the Fox, we heard Ran Dank and …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Nostalgia mixes with newer tunes as the Scorpions rock Spokane Arena

The German rock band the Scorpions kept things in high gear at nearly sold out Spokane Arena show on Friday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Spokane Symphony launches new season at a high level

Vienna-themed concert brings out the best in conductor Preu, the symphony and guest musicians.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Concert review: Perlman fuses art and life and Northwest Bach Festival

“Navah Perlman’s Unforgettable Musical Memoirs,” presented as part of the Northwest Bach Festival SummerFest series, reviewed Friday at Hamilton Studio.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

In sold-out Spokane performance, Keith Urban steals hearts, leaves a guitar

Keith Urban kicked off the Spokane stop of his “ripCORD World Tour” by strutting up to the microphone, flashing a wide smile and strumming a banjo. Australian superstar Urban and …


Concert review: Michael McDonald’s hair may be gray, but his voice remains vibrant

Age has turned McDonald’s once dark hair white, but it hasn’t dulled the emotion in his voice when he sings; it meant as much for McDonald and the band to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Concert review: At 84, Willie Nelson still has the power to thrill a crowd

Obviously, most of the fans came for Nelson – except for one who repeatedly shouted, “Kacey,” during her set – but Musgraves’s smooth-as-butter voice and skillful guitar playing kept them …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Concert review: The B-52’s rock the lobster - and other classic tunes - at the Festival at Sandpoint

The iconic pop band from Athens, Gerogia keeps the party rolling with an energetic set on the festival’s opening weekend.


Concert review: Once Toby Keith kicked into gear, his Northern Quest show really took off

Toby Keith’s stage presence did not fully evolve until the second half of the show. His band, featuring incredible musicians delivering enthusiastic performances, initially outshined Keith, as the upbeat music …