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Stories tagged: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Symphony returns to galaxy far, far away in “The Music of ‘Star Wars’: The Symphony Awakens”

Morihiko Nakahara will conduct the symphony through pieces by John Williams, Gustav Holst and Michael Giacchino.


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.


Legendary folk singer Judy Collins keeps the noteworthy projects coming

Judy Collins will join the Spokane Symphony, conducted by Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, on Saturday.


Symphony mixes classic Christmas songs with newer pieces at Holiday Pops Celebration

The program will performed at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday and Sunday.


The Lists: Concert Venues

Here’s a list of a few venues doing their part to keep the music scene in Spokane alive.


Performing in “The Nutcracker” becomes a new holiday tradition for Staben sisters

Jennika, Kiersty and Jacqueline will appear as a tall angel, solider and bon bon, respectively, in “The Nutcracker,” Thursday-Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Symphony review: Hampson, chorus and symphony make magic in celebrating anniversary of Fox Theater restoration

One suspects that Thomas Hampson dislikes being described as a “crossover” singer, as he sometimes is. To cross over something, there must first be a barrier to be crossed. Hampson’s …


Looking ahead: Executive Director Jeff vom Saal talks about the future of the Fox

“I think there’s all sorts of good stuff we can continue to do and unleash our energies around,” vom Saal said during a recent meeting at the Spokesman-Review.


Spokane Symphony transforms Fox into Hogwarts for Halloween shows

“Halloween at Hogwarts” will take place at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.


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.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:26 a.m.

“B - Underwater Bubble Show” brings magic of Bubblelandia to Spokane

The show tells the story of Mr. B through dance, acrobatics, hand balancing, juggling and bubbles.


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.


Artist, activist Melissa Etheridge inspires through music, outreach

Looking to the roots of rock ’n’ roll for inspiration, Etheridge rediscovered a passion for soul music and the work of legendary Memphis label Stax Records. It was then that …


Symphony celebrates ‘three Bs of classical music’ in 2017-18 season

Thomas Hampson will headline a concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the Fox Theater restoration.


Boz Scaggs brings his acclaimed sound to the Fox

It’s been 40 years since Boz Scaggs released his breakthrough album, “Silk Degrees,” which spawned the hits “Lido Shuffle,” “It’s Over,” “What Can I Say,” and the Grammy-winning blues track …


Spokane Symphony hires new executive director

Jeff vom Saal comes to Spokane from the Marin Symphony in the Bay Area, with previous stops in Iowa and North Dakota.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 11, 2015, 10:21 p.m.

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 …


Allman by himself

For many musicians, the breakup of a band that has been not only relevant but killing it for almost 50 years might signal the end. But for Gregg Allman, the …


Power of three

Cheyenne Jackson is good at putting on a character. Whether he’s getting “All Shook Up” on Broadway, being seduced by Liz Lemon on TV’s “30 Rock,” or fighting against an …


Myrtle Woldson, Spokane philanthropist, dies at 104

Spokane philanthropist Myrtle Woldson died Friday at her home. She was 104. Woldson is best known as the daughter of Martin Woldson, who owned Northern Pacific Railway and also worked …


Clark: Blame my Powerball ticket for symphony strife

My surefire plan to end the Spokane Symphony strike failed miserably Wednesday night with the following depressing announcement. The winning Powerball tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri.


Striking symphony musicians plan benefit concert, forum

The striking musicians of the Spokane Symphony are planning a show of their own Saturday. Five symphony performances have been canceled since the musicians announced the strike Nov. 3. With …


Spotlight: SJO eager for ‘Jazz Alley’ in 2012-’13

The Spokane Jazz Orchestra will take us down the “Jazz Alley” in its 2012-’13 concert season. The orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Molter, will team with renowned soloists for …


Youth meets beauty in symphony event

Spokane fourth-graders chattered excitedly as they filtered into the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Tuesday for a symphony experience. “I’ve never been to a symphony before,” said Gabe …


Japanese drum group Kodo cancels Spokane show

Kodo, the Japanese drum group, has canceled its Wednesday performance at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


Annual Holiday Pops concerts feature Santa, singalong

It’s one of Spokane’s traditions – and, like Bloomsday and Hoopfest, it features a cast of thousands. It’s the Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at …


Symphony review: A fitting celebration of the Fox’s rebirth

The Spokane Symphony celebrated the third anniversary of the opening of the refurbished Fox theater on Saturday with a concert that combined high energy and intimate beauty. The performance in …


Spotlight: Paul Taylor dancers, Kodo drummers coming up

Two out-of-the-ordinary cultural attractions are on the way to the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox – one coming up soon, the other in midwinter: • Paul Taylor 2 , …


Concert for pianist features ‘greatest piano concerto ever’

Vladimir Feltsman is a musician with three careers – he ranks as one of the world’s great pianists, and he is a well-regarded conductor as well as a distinguished teacher. …