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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Labor Day concerts mark beginning of Eckart Preu’s final season with Spokane Symphony

Eckart Preu and assistant conductor Jorge Luis Uzcategui will share conducting duties during both performances.


Preu named music director of Maine orchestra

Starting with the 2019-20 season, Preu will serve a three-year term as music director of the Portalnd Symphony Orchestra.


Spokane Symphony highlights French composers’ love of Spanish music in ‘Spanish Nights’

The program features four pieces, three of which were written by French composers.


Spokane Symphony unveils 2018-19 season and Preu’s finale

While music director Eckart Preu’s final season promises to be bittersweet, he’s working hard to make it count.


Concert review: Symphony soars in performance of Schubert’s ‘Great’ symphony

Guest musicians the Ahn Trio brought the passionate advocacy of Mark O’Connor’s triple concerto, making the most of its moments of tenderness and wit.


Conductor Daniel Hege returns to Spokane to bring ‘Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich’ to life

Hege performed with the Spokane Symphony in 2011. He guest conducts ‘Classics 6’ Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

‘Classics 5: Scheherazade’ to feature U.S. premiere of Torsten Rasch’s ‘Tropoi’

Renowned violinist Mira Wang will perform “Tropoi.”


Classical music, comedy collide at “The M Show”

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster and first violinist Mateusz Wolski wants to use “The M Show” to look at classical music and musicians through a humorous lens.


Spokane Symphony trades the Fox for local churches for ‘A Festive Baroque Christmas’

The concerts will feature pieces by Schmelzer, Corelli, Vejvanovský, Vivaldi and Handel.


Pianist Conrad Tao takes “sensible” route for “Classics” performance

In his first performance in Spokane, Tao played all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos across two performances.


Despite his busy schedule, Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski finds time for unexpected hobby

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski balances family, music and autocross.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Concert review: A glorious ‘Carmen’ shows off singers and Spokane Symphony

That this production successfully met the challenges posed by “Carmen’s” sprawling plot and profusion of musical ideas was due in great measure to the performance by Sandra Piques Eddy in …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Music Director Eckart Preu announces final season with the Spokane Symphony

Eckart Preu will leave the Spokane Symphony at the end of the 2018-19 season to dedicate more time to his new role as music director of the Long Beach Symphony …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Spokane Symphony welcomes guest musicians to season opener

“Classics 1: Opening Night Romance” will feature violinist Jessica Lee and cellist Peter Stumpf.


Annual Labor Day weekend concerts kick off Spokane Symphony season

Both concerts, Saturday at Pavillion Park and Monday at Comstock Park, feature the same set list, a mix of patriotic songs and previews of what to expect from the symphony’s …


Adaptable Nakahara, Spokane Symphony mix old and new at Soiree on the Edge

Conductor Morihiko Nakahara will lead his second Soiree on the Edge concert of the season Wednesday at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.


Pianist Claire Huangci’s love for Chopin on display at ‘Classics 9’

In its ninth “Classics” concert, the Spokane Symphony will pay tribute to Beethoven by highlighting composers he inspired, including Chopin. Pianist Claire Huangci, who will soon release an album dedicated …


Huckleberries: She gave us hope for 40 years as Leia – and that hope lives on

Before Carrie Fisher introduced us to Princess Leia in “Star Wars: A New Hope” 40 years ago, comments Coeur d’Alene blogger Nic Casey, women were typecast in roles as damsels …


Violinist Benjamin Beilman reunites with Spokane Symphony for ‘Classics 8: The Russian Soul’

Benjamin Beilman reunites with Spokane Symphony for “Classics 8: The Russian Soul.”


Spokane Symphony to give taste of France with tribute to composer Maurice Ravel

For the symphony’s Classics concert this weekend, “French Virtuosity - A Tribute to Ravel,” Preu chose to shine the spotlight on renowned French composer Maurice Ravel while also showing his …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Spokane Symphony review: Brilliant concerto lights up the Fox

Berloiz, Tchaikovsky and Bates all give the talented orchestra and its resident conductor an ample canvas for making art.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 11:33 p.m.

Spokane Symphony explores what it is to be American

Coming on the heels of the presidential inauguration, the Spokane Symphony’s program Saturday allowed us to contemplate what it means to be American by seeing how the question was answered …


Spokane Symphony’s next Classics concert showcases American composers and a Russian master

This weekend’s Symphony Classics concert, the first of 2017, is titled “American Voices,” and it features the work of such luminaries as Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. But …


Review: Symphony, vocalists and Preu make their mark on Mahler’s huge Third Symphony

Many people gathered early in the Fox Theater on Saturday night expecting to hear the customary preconcert lecture by conductor Eckart Preu on the sole work on that evening’s program: …


Spokane Symphony takes on Mahler’s ‘monster’

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 is a serious undertaking. It runs nearly 100 minutes, it leapfrogs from one distinct style to another and it requires an orchestra of 200 or …


Spokane Symphony: A trek to the Northern Lights for music from Scandinavia, Russia

The Spokane Symphony’s season rolls along this weekend with a Classics concert that bridges generations and explores man’s relationship with nature. Titled “Northern Lights,” the program will showcase the work …


Symphony, Terrain return to Uncharted territory

Uncharted, which hits the Fox Theater stage on Friday night, is a collaboration between the Spokane Symphony and Terrain. Part rock concert, part symphony concert and part art show, the …


Review: The art of orchestration brings Spokane Symphony season to close

The Spokane Symphony concluded its season this weekend with a gala concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, celebrating the power of symphonic music and demonstrating its ability …


Big finish for symphony season

The Spokane Symphony wraps up its 69th season this weekend, and the orchestra is going out with some musical fireworks. Titled “Blockbusters,” this Classics program features a trio of pieces …


Review: Three pieces beautifully illustrate Spokane Symphony’s range, capabilities

Though Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox contained only three pieces, it did an excellent job of illustrating the immense range and …