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UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 6:27 a.m.

Spokane Symphony’s principal bassist recovers from stroke thanks to quick response

The morning after last year’s Labor Day concert, Spokane Symphony bass player Patrick McNally felt a strange numbness run down the left side of his body. He felt weak. So …


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 …


Jazz singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan to make new Spokane memories at the Fox

Logan said audience members can expect to hear songs from “Impossible” and fan favorites, plus a few surprises, including a new song or two from her upcoming album, at Pops …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Spokane Symphony brings musical delight to 900 young students

Music worked a little transformative magic Tuesday morning at the Fox Theater. For one enchanting hour, the Spokane Symphony morphed itself into a swing band, complete with singers, dancers and …


ZZ Top, Sublime with Rome, Phillip Phillips headline Festival at Sandpoint

Tickets go on sale Sunday at 8 a.m. through


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Broadway actors to perform in ‘West Side Story’ with Spokane Civic Theatre, Spokane Symphony

“West Side Story” comes to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on April 20 and 21 at 8 p.m.


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 …


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 names five finalists to succeed Eckart Preu

The five candidates will conduct during the upcoming Spokane Symphony season.


Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers still going strong

The Steep Canyon Rangers were a band for some nine years and released five albums when they met Martin. The comedian/banjo player selected them to be his backing band on …


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.


Ahn Trio brings Triple Concerto to Spokane Symphony’s ‘Classics 7’

Violinist Angella and cellist Maria Ahn, with pianist Azusa Hokugo filling in for Lucia Ahn, will perform with the Spokane Symphony on Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Thomas Hampson returns to his roots at Spokane’s Fox Theater

The world-renowned opera singer will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fox Theater restoration in two performances this weekend with the Spokane Symphony.


Spokane Symphony transforms Fox into Hogwarts for Halloween shows

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


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:54 a.m.

Youth concerts program seeks to grow young enthusiasts into lifelong musicians

After decades of declining attendance and funding, American symphonic orchestras are increasingly turning their efforts toward musical education and outreach in the hopes of cultivating a new generation of connoisseurs.


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: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Nine new stars on “Walk of Stars” honor symphony, Fox supporters

The stars represent more than $350,000 in donations to the Foundations for the Future campaign.


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: 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 …