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Singer Charlotte Carruthers Excels In Her Big-Band Debut

Spokane Jazz Orchestra Saturday, March 16, at The Met Until Saturday night, Charlotte Carruthers had never sung in front of a big band. “I want you to know I’m fulfilling …


Power Music Spokane String Quartet, Guests Convey Strength Of ‘Ode To Napoleon’

The Spokane String Quartet Sunday, March 17, at The Met The music of Arnold Schoenberg still has the power to shock audiences. The Spokane String Quartet and its guests, reciter …


Performances Highlight Choral Directors Meeting

Critic-at-large Nobody knows exactly how many choirs there are in the Northwest. But it seemed that most of them were in Spokane last week. Some 1,500 singers and more than …


Home On The Stage Western Singer Michael Martin Murphey Makes Beautiful Cowboy Music With The Symphony

Michael Martin Murphey


Symphony Gives Inspired Performance Of Haydn’s Masterpiece ‘The Creation’

The Spokane Symphony and Symphony Chorale, Friday, March 1, at the Opera House Joseph Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation,” ranks high in the esteem of just about everybody who cares about …


Zephyr Explores Past Standard Fare

Zephyr Sunday, Feb. 25, St. John’s Cathedral Unsuspecting concertgoers might think that a program called “A Spiritual Odyssey” would take them to the music of Palestrina or Bach. Instead, the …


Old Rocker Jackson Browne Still Has Touch For New Music

Browne


Hampton Jazz Festival Opens On A Powerful Note

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Pepsi International World Jazz Concert Wednesday, Feb. 21, University of Idaho’s Kibbie Dome, Moscow This is the most important message I bring you from Wednesday night’s …


Shoveljerk Digs Down To Deliver Deep Concert Energy

Shoveljerk Friday, Feb. 16, The Met Never mind that Shoveljerk’s song “Unwind” is all over the radio and the band’s debut album “Swarm” is selling out across the region. And …


Symphony Enlivens ‘Romeo And Juliet’

(From For the Record, Wednesday, February 21, 1996:) Barbara Cantlon performed oboe duets with Keith Thomas during Friday’s Spokane Symphony Orchestra concert. The wrong musician was cited in a concert …


Montgomery’s Show Was Worth The Wait

Montgomery


‘Roomful Of Blues’ Pleases Roomful Of Dancing Music Fans

Roomful of Blues Thursday, Feb. 8, at Bolo’s It truly was a Roomful of Blues Thursday night at Bolo’s in the Valley as the Rhode Island jump blues outfit rocked …


Thompson Changes Symphony’s Tune Opera House Treated To Ragtime, Jazz And Blues

Butch Thompson shared his devotion to ragtime, jazz and blues Saturday night.


Guitarist Mesmerizes Leo Kottke Captures Audience With Highly Syncopated, Beautifully Structured Instrumental Pieces

Leo Kottke played The Met Friday night.


Schuller Able To Bring Out Best In Bach Conductor And Soloists Make Concertos Dance And Sing

Northwest Bach Festival Friday, Jan. 12, at First Presbyterian Church A standing-room-only audience at First Presbyterian Church Friday, heard performances of J.S. Bach’s vocal and instrumental music conducted by Gunther …


Listeners Whisked Away In Musical Snapshots

Soloist Aida Ribiero Mechetti, above, joined Linda Siverts in playing Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos.


Festival Plays From Family Of Bach Music

Versatile musician Stefan Kozinski opened the 18th annual Northwest Bach Festival on Friday. File photo


Pops Play To Spiritual Side Of Holiday Mood

Spokane Symphony Holiday Pops Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Spokane Opera House “Serious” and “somber” are not words which can totally capture the mood of a concert in which Santa …


Zephyr Meets Unusual Sound Challenges

Zephyr Thursday, Dec. 7, at The Met Zephyr did it again. Thursday’s “East Meets West” concert at The Met furnished fine performances of unusual music that Spokane audiences have come …


Wild Brilliance Reba Mcentire Gave The Arena Crowd An All-Out Performance With Plenty Of Style And Substance

Reba arrived onstage in a taxi, changed costumes 13 times and surrounded herself with videos and fireworks. Ken Settle photo


Details Overwhelm Music Event

Critic-at-large Panacea at the Dock, a three-day rock concert at the old Spokane Marketplace on east Riverside, was supposed to “heal what ails you,” according to the show’s boisterous master …


Jazz Balladeer Retuners Warmth Of Friends Raises Lanphere’s Music Even Higher

Don Lanphere Saturday, Nov. 18, Hobart’s Jazz Alley


Hampson Shows Why He Is The Best There Is

Hampson’s performance Friday night was entirely remarkable.


Music Backs Maestro’s Murder

Magic Circle Theatre Company joins Symphony SuperPops for a mysterious affair.


Dancin’ Duo The New Spokane Arena Allows Brooks & Dunn To Show Off Their Strong, Crowd-Pleasing Sound

“I think this place was made for country music,” said Ronnie Dunn (right) during Brooks & Dunn’s Sunday night show at the Arena.


Tabu Ley Celebrates Rhythm, Energy The Dancing Davenport Crowd Was Introduced To The Central African Sound Called Soukous

Tabu Ley Rochereau sings in a native tounge of Zaire, Lingala, adding mystery to his highly harmonic sound.


Soprano’s Technique Shines Complex, Poetic Language Rates Vocal Interpretation

Guest conductor Patricia Handy’s large gestures encourage robust playing. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Carl Fontana Explores Bebop To Ballad

Despite a long period of semi-retirement, Carl Fontana proved that he is still a remarkably powerful and inventive trombone player in his performance with the Whitworth Jazz Band on Saturday …


Pianist Gallantly Faces Challenges Of Rachmaninoff

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Friday, Oct. 27, at the Opera House For the classical music listener, nothing quite matches the thrill of a masterful performer revealing the beauties of an enormously …


, Nomeansno Remains A Great Band Vancouver Punk Quarter Ranks Among Region’s Best

NoMeansNo Friday, Oct. 20, Knights of Columbus When the Northwest music scene was still in diapers and members of Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam were still learning to play their …