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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Symphony review: The Silver-Garburg duo join Spokane Symphony in a work both new and old

Headlining the fourth in this season’s Classics Concerts by the Spokane Symphony was the return to our city of the piano duo of Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Powerful pairing: Silver-Garburg duo reunite with Eckart Preu for Classics 4: Sibelius and Brahms

When the Silver-Garburg duo performed with the Spokane Symphony in 2014 they played Bach and Mendeslssohn together on separate pianos. But, this time around, they’ll be sharing a bench while …


Magic and music combine during Symphony’s ‘Haunted Hallows’ concerts

Silverwood’s Nick Norton produced the show, which Isaiah Daniels will star in as Professor Cosmos.


Concert review: The Spokane Symphony and Alon Goldstein in both tragedy and triumph

From the opening measures of “Out of the Mist,” the symphony musicians played with remarkable beauty and power.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Symphony’s ‘The Heroic’ features pieces both known and nearly forgotten

“Classics 3” features Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein.


Cirque de la Symphonie returns to Spokane

Morihiko Nakahara conducts the “Cirque de la Symphonie” in SSO season’s first pops concert.


Spokane Symphony adds third ‘Haunted Hallows’ concert

Performances are scheduled for 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Symphony review: Nakahara knocks one out of the park

Extraordinary orchestras all have one attribute in common: a very high degree of flexibility, as displayed in three aspects of their performance: tone color, tempo and dynamic range.


Music director finalist Morihiko Nakahara leads Spokane Symphony in ‘Classics 2’

“Classics 2: The Red Violin” features guest soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn on violin.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

The Red Violin’s journey continues to Spokane this weekend

Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn brings “the Red Violin” to perform in concert with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.


Spokane Symphony’s season launched with a bright new star

For a few seconds, the only sound one could hear in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox was of two flutes, gently retracing an upward-moving figure. The sound was …


Washington’s Charlie Albright stars in Spokane Symphony’s season opening show

Spokane Symphony season opening concert features Washington pianist Charlie Albright.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Spokane Symphony fills Comstock Park with music and memories of summer

Staking out a spot before the annual Spokane Symphony’s Labor Day Concert in Comstock Park can be serious business.


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.


Symphony concert passes available through Spokane County Library District

Cardholders can reserve passes two weeks before each performance. Passes must then be picked up from the library where they were reserved no later than the end of the day …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

Spokane Symphony’s Soiree on the Edge again moved to Fox Theater

The concert begins at 7 p.m., and a variety of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars wines will be sold at the theater.


Spokane Symphony heads back to the brink (so to speak) for annual Soirée on the Edge series

Morihiko Nakahara returns to conduct this summer’s Soirée on the Edge concert series.


Week II: Greensky Bluegrass, Sublime with Rome, Gavin DeGraw, Phillip Phillips, Spokane Symphony close Festival at Sandpoint

The second weekend kicks off Thursday and runs through Aug. 12.


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 administration, musicians ratify three-year contract

The contract includes a cost of living increase, processes that address air quality at outdoor concerts and more.


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 …