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Spotlight: Symphony adds Tao to guest list

The Spokane Symphony has adjusted its concert schedule in early May after a hand injury sidelined one of the planned guest artists. Gil Garburg, of the renowned piano duo Silver-Garburg, …


Out of this world

Last weekend, Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony tantalized listeners with a “truncated allusion” to “Also sprach Zarathustra” during a lesser-known Richard Strauss piece. Next season, they’ll deliver the entire …


Review: Spokane Symphony guides listeners to music’s meaning

How does music mean? If we ask, rather, “What does music mean,” the answer, of course, is “nothing,” for meaning is not intrinsic to a work of art, but an …


Spotlight: Ward repeats as winner at Washington poetry event

Langston Ward, a senior at Mead High School, has repeated his first-place win in a statewide poetry recitation competition. As Washington’s Poetry Out Loud champion, Ward won an expenses-paid trip …


Review: Symphony uses Spanish flair to impart color

One of the great joys of orchestral music is that it can be enjoyed in many different ways. One can listen for beautiful melodies or delightful combinations of instrumental sounds, …


Guitarist Vieaux to lead musical tour of Spain

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Eckart Preu will – metaphorically at least – visit Spain for this weekend’s pair of concerts. The orchestra will tackle works either …


Aubrey Hamilton wins symphony essay contest

Tenth-grader Aubrey Hamilton won the Spokane Symphony’s third annual essay contest. The essay topic this year was “Reflections on a Spanish Theme.” Hamilton is home-schooled.


Review: Violinist, symphony give magnificent show

We lovers of concert music in Spokane are much indebted to the generosity of individual benefactors and foundations. Thanks to gifts from the Johnston-Fix and Mary Jewett Gaiser foundations, weekend …


Violinist Gluzman tackles Tchaikovsky

It’s a program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner on the bill this weekend for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and conductor Eckart Preu. Violinst Vadim Gluzman is the guest soloist for …


Book Notes: Slam poet Chris Cook will read at Auntie’s

Chris Cook, Spokane’s top ranked slam poet and a trumpeter with the Spokane Symphony, will make a return trip to Auntie’s Book Store this month to read from his collection …


Symphony review: Berlioz’s vision brought to life

The splendid auditorium of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox is a veritable riot of color: flamingo pink, pea green, azure, teal, rose, silver and gold, all simultaneously calling …


Classic chores

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara, will perform three 19th century works from France, England and Germany this weekend in a program titled “Elgar’s …


Spotlight: Bing launches two film series

The Bing Crosby Theater is kicking off two new film series this year. The Cinema Encore Series begins Saturday, with a screening of the James Bond classic “Dr. No.”


Spotlight: Balazs, Gendron, Schindler go ‘Wall to Wall’ at SFCC

This past week, the Fine Arts Gallery at Spokane Falls Community College opened its door to a full exhibit. Packed full.


Local performing arts scene just heating up

The winter-spring performing arts season in Spokane is jammed full of familiar names: • Comedian and motormouth Robin Williams.


Review: Symphony returns in style for Holiday Pops concert

Leading Saturday’s Holiday Pops concert by the Spokane Symphony and Spokane Symphony Chorale at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox was the orchestra’s resident conductor, Morihiko Nakahara. His impish …


Symphony musicians end strike; OK two-year pact

The Spokane Symphony musicians and board of directors announced Tuesday they reached an agreement settling a monthlong strike. After a weekend of intense bargaining, the musicians voted Monday night to …


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.


‘Nutcracker’ will use recorded music if labor talks fail

Spokane Symphony management and musicians are returning to the bargaining table this week in an effort to reach a contract agreement before “The Nutcracker” ballet begins. If the dispute isn’t …


Spokane Symphony musicians’ lives busy, varied

Cellist Roberta Bottelli has several jobs. The foundation of her livelihood comes from her position as one of the Spokane Symphony’s core musicians, who made $17,460 a year under the …


Hundreds turn out for symphony benefit

A benefit concert by and for the musicians of the Spokane Symphony, who went on strike Nov. 3, was packed with supporters Saturday night. The Shadle Park High School auditorium, …


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 …


Symphony cancels four additional concerts

The Spokane Symphony announced Wednesday that several more performances will be canceled as its musicians continue to strike. Spokane Symphony Board President Peter Moye said in a news release that …


Orchestra, board hope to talk soon

Both sides in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever strike say they hope to meet again this week to resolve a dispute that’s already canceled one performance. The musicians and symphony …


Picket replaces symphony performance

Musicians of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra took to the picket lines Saturday instead of the stage. The musicians, who announced Friday night they were going on strike after months of …


Symphony musicians strike after talks fail

The show won’t go on – at least not tonight. Musicians in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra are going on strike amid an ongoing contract dispute.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, 8:23 p.m.

Symphony musicians reject offer, concert cancelled

The Spokane Symphony musicians will go on strike effective at 5 p.m. Saturday, forcing cancellation of Saturday’s SuperPops concert.


Symphony review: A new take on Dvorak’s piece

People who are not familiar with classical music may wonder why those who are will listen repeatedly to the same piece of music. The simple reason is that a great …


Spotlight: Short films, documentaries launch GLBT festival

The Spokane GLBT Film Festival will kick off Friday with an evening of short films and documentaries. The festival continues through Sunday. All screenings will be at the Phase I …


Book Notes: GU Writers Series hosts poet Eklund

Poet and Morehead State University professor George Eklund will be at Gonzaga University this week as part of the college’s Visiting Writers Series. The Kentucky writer will talk in the …