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  • Symphony finishes year with an old favorite

    It’s one of the most famous pieces of music ever written, featuring one of the most recognizable closing movements in history. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, known colloquially as Beethoven’s Ninth, …


  • Relatable ‘La Boheme’ holds up mirror to loves and parties of the past

    Puccini’s timeless opera will be semi-staged this weekend by Opera Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane Symphony.


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    Symphony review: Preu taps into nostalgia of early concert music

    In assembling the program for this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, music director Eckart Preu sought to explore works shining light …


  • Spokane Symphony playing weekend concerts in Comstock, Pavillion parks

    Every year it’s the same: The Spokane Symphony’s Labor Day weekend concerts open with “The Star-Spangled Banner” and close with P.I. Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” The free concerts – one is …


  • Symphony soiree brings fresh sounds to fresh air

    The Spokane Symphony’s Soiree on the Edge offers a refreshing change of pace from traditional orchestral concerts. The annual event is held at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, with the orchestra …


  • Review: Accordionist Patricia Bartell sweeps symphony with solo

    Two of the brightest planets in Spokane’s musical firmament teamed up this weekend, when accordionist Patricia Bartell joined Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra on the stage of the …


  • Concert lets accordionist ‘play outside the box’

    The Spokane Symphony’s season comes to an end this weekend with a concert that neatly illustrates just how diverse an average program is: The composers represented in the season closer …


  • Symphony No. 2015-16

    Let’s start with the new. A two-film series. A collaboration with Opera Coeur d’Alene. Guest performances from Sheena Easton, and Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. A host of visiting pianists, …


  • Bernstein anchors symphony’s Mideast tour

    Considering that this weekend’s Symphony Classics program is being advertised as a musical tour of the Middle East, it may seem unusual that the whole thing centers on a famous …


  • Collaboration charts new artistic ground

    The organizers of Friday’s Spokane Symphony and Terrain collaboration, “Uncharted Territory,” are keeping details a little vague. Intentionally. “This is something that not many orchestras, if any, have done in …


  • Collaboration charts new artistic ground

    The organizers of tonight’s Spokane Symphony and Terrain collaboration, “Uncharted Territory,” are keeping details a little vague. Intentionally. “This is something that not many orchestras, if any, have done in …


  • Symphony highlights Austrian greats

    While Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most popular composers of his era, his contemporary Franz Schubert toiled in relative obscurity: Both men were equally prolific writers, but while …


  • Expect power at symphony concert

    Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu describes this weekend’s program as consisting of two small hills and a giant mountain. That’s not to say that one piece is better than the …


  • Expect power at symphony concert

    Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu describes this weekend’s program as consisting of two small hills and a giant mountain. That’s not to say that one piece is better than the …


  • Fast-tempo piano piece to open Splash concert

    A few things separate Symphony With a Splash from your typical Symphony Classics concert. It’s a little more laid back, there’s live music in the lobby beforehand, some concertgoers actually …


  • Chorale gives symphony a fuller voice

    In the latest installment of our ongoing Meet the Musicians series, which focuses on members of the Spokane Symphony, we sat down with Julián Gómez Giraldo, who has directed the …


  • Performance a ‘privilege’ for soprano

    This weekend, the Spokane Symphony continues its current Classics season with a program that puts the Spokane Symphony Chorale in the spotlight. The symphony will be joined by Canadian soprano …


  • Spokane Symphony closes out classics series with Prokofiev, Mussorgsky

    Sergei Eisenstein was one of the most influential filmmakers of his era, a director, writer and film theorist who helped establish basic cinematic grammar. Over the course of his career, …


  • Symphony closes out classics series with Prokofiev, Mussorgsky

    Sergei Eisenstein was one of the most influential filmmakers of his era, a director, writer and film theorist who helped establish basic cinematic grammar. Over the course of his career, …


  • Visiting soprano Wagner helps symphony celebrate Strauss

    It’s one of the most famous opening moments in movie history. As Stanley Kubrick’s seminal science-fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey” begins, we watch as the sun slowly rises above …


  • Symphony electrifies with spring sounds

    As of this week, spring has officially sprung, and the Spokane Symphony is celebrating with its third Symphony With a Splash concert program. Conductor Eckart Preu deliberately put together a …


  • Pieces find inspiration through musical imitation

    “Triumph and Delight,” the sixth installment of the Spokane Symphony’s ongoing Classics series, is all about influence, inspiration and even musical imitation. The program includes three pieces that show 19th- …


  • Symphony heads south of the border

    If there’s a blind spot in the general American’s knowledge of classical music, Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu believes it’s most likely the work of composers who hail from south …


  • Review: Spokane Symphony ends on high note after dreary start

    Another intriguing installment in the Spokane Symphony’s exploration of contemporary concert music appeared in Saturday’s concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, in the form of Anna Clyne’s …


  • At Symphony with a Splash, eclectic lineup includes cocktails

    The mission of Symphony with a Splash is multilayered. The Spokane Symphony program now in its second year aims to introduce the symphony to a new crowd. It wants to …


  • At Symphony with a Splash, eclectic lineup includes cocktails

    The mission of Symphony with a Splash is multilayered. The Spokane Symphony program now in its second year aims to introduce the symphony to a new crowd. It wants to …


  • Spokane Symphony gives breath to praise

    “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” This simple injunction from Psalm 150 has inspired a great deal of music over the centuries, including each work performed this past …


  • Larry Lapidus: Contemporary symphony pieces challenge and delight

    There was a time in the not too distant past when the surest way for a music director to drive a wedge between the orchestra and the public was put …


  • Review: Spokane Symphony opens on elegant note

    The inaugural concert of the Spokane Symphony’s 2013-14 season at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox was exciting both in itself and as a bridge into what one hopes …


  • Guest violinist sets tone for season

    As a child living in Russia, Ilya Kaler knew he would become a professional musician. He grew up in a musical environment – his father was a professional violinist in …