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Symphony soloists heighten powerful evening

The Spokane Symphony provided its large audience Saturday at The Fox with a long, intense evening of music-making, with gripping performances of powerful works by Johannes Brahms and Bohuslav Martinu …


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. …


Symphony review: Sublime, sinister and simply stunning

The Spokane Symphony’s audiences Saturday and Sunday were given stunning performances of two Russian masterpieces – Sergei Prokofiev’s seldom performed Symphony No. 3 and Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from the ballet …


Symphony concerts will focus on Russian works

Once upon a time – about hundred years ago – Paris seemed the center of the artistic universe. Artists’ reputations were made there. Painters and poets, musicians and dancers achieved …


Symphony, violinist shine in season opener

The Spokane Symphony brought brilliance and intensity to its season-opening concert Saturday night at The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Flashy works are standard fare for opening night programs, …


Noted violinist set to perform with Spokane Symphony

Philippe Quint was scheduled to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto as a part of the Spokane Symphony’s Beethoven Bash last season. But a budget-induced reshuffling caused a year’s delay in his …


Classical music season looks promising despite financial woes

The Spokane Symphony informally launched the local classical music season with a Labor Day weekend performance at Liberty Lake – but not its traditional concert at Comstock Park, canceled for …


Symphony’s absence noted at annual Comstock Park fete

Where beach chairs and blankets last Labor Day covered the grass at Comstock Park, the Cataldo Catholic School football team practiced on-side kicks. Instead of the Spokane Symphony and Rossini, …


Symphony cancels Labor Day concert

The Spokane Symphony announced Thursday that it is canceling its annual Labor Day concert at Comstock Park this year as part of a series of budget cuts prompted by a …


Spokane Symphony cuts annual Labor Day concert

The Spokane Symphony announced this morning that it is canceling its annual Labor Day concert at Comstock Park this year as part of a series of budget cuts prompted by …


Symphony serves up Soiree

Here’s how you mix up the recipe for Soiree on the Edge, Saturday’s outdoor concert on the hilltop at Arbor Crest Winery. • Take one part Chamber Soiree, in which …


Celebrate start of summer at Spokane Symphony’s Best Fest

It’s hard to know where to begin. With the Beethoven?


Musical journey to Paris

Loving Paris in the springtime is easy, but getting to Paris is another matter. The Spokane Symphony offers its solution: Make the trip by way of music.


5 Browns to team up with Spokane Symphony

When the 5 Browns last played Spokane two years ago, they filled The Fox with the sound of five Steinways at once. The sound was nearly orchestral.


Natalie Cole arrives for Spokane Symphony show with stories, unmistakable voice

When Natalie Cole was a child, she absorbed the Great American Songbook through her pores. “People like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and some of the writers, like Sammy Cahn, …


Spokane Symphony celebrates Margie May

The Spokane Symphony celebrates May Day on Saturday with one of the closing concerts of this season’s classics series. Wait. Make that Margie May Day.


Cowboy acts, Spokane Symphony team up

Wylie Gustafson & the Wild West is one of the nation’s top cowboy music acts, as seen on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Paul Zarzyski is one of the top …


Spokane Symphony guests a delight

Neither conductor Larry Rachleff nor soprano Susan Lorette Dunn are exactly household names in the world of classical music. On the evidence of the Spokane Symphony concert at The Fox …


Rachleff will lead weekend concerts

Larry Rachleff watched Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts on television when he was growing up. As an adult, he has followed Bernstein’s model into conducting and education.


International lineup, Brahms, ballet headline Symphony season

The Spokane Symphony’s just announced 2010-’11 season features the three Bs – Brahms, ballet and Bugs Bunny. It also includes an international lineup of soloists that includes Russian-born piano Vladimir …


Cellist Gautier Capuçon arrives for symphony performances

Gautier Capuçon grew up in Chambéry near the Swiss and Italian borders of eastern France. He began cello lessons at age 5 and piano lessons at 7. Owing to the …


Arts no less important in hard times

Ben Vereen, the Tony-winning singer, actor and dancer, was on the phone, telling me about his upcoming concert with the Spokane Symphony, when he said he wanted to thank the …


From Russia with Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa showed musical talent early, but she wanted to be a professional chess player. Music won out. Lisitsa will join the Spokane Symphony and conductor Eckart Preu this weekend …


Symphony

Dorothy and her friends (and adversaries) from “The Wizard of Oz” will be back in The Fox this weekend, this time accompanied by the Spokane Symphony. The first Spokane showing …


A lovely bouquet of Mozart

The Spokane Symphony and Symphony Chorale celebrate Valentine’s weekend with an all-Mozart program Saturday and Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Vocal soloists soprano Ester Heideman, mezzo-soprano …


String master

His parents tried to warn him away from such a path, but like many headstrong children, he took it anyway: Vadim Gluzman became a violinist. Gluzman will appear as soloist …


Symphony’s next stop: Prague

Traveling by music holds few of the drawbacks of, say, air travel. There’s no luggage, no lines, no pat-downs or full body scans, no delays. And there are special bargains …


Symphony will celebrate year with the Ninth

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is not the longest in the standard orchestra repertoire, and it may not be the most difficult to perform. But the Ninth is the big symphony everybody …


County attorney says Fox funding was legal

Spokane County commissioners shifted the source of funding for The Fox theater this week, but their attorney insisted the original plan to take money from the county’s share of the …


Irish tenor headlines Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops

In the Spokane Symphony’s traditional Holiday Pops concerts, some things never change: • The orchestra will play “Sleigh Ride.”