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A stirring celebration of our 16th president

Spokane Symphony audiences enjoyed a rare treat this weekend. World premieres carry their own thrill, but rarely does an audience find itself witnessing a masterful composer celebrating a great occasion …


Commissioned Lincoln Bicentennial music premieres

Abraham Lincoln liked music. As a younger man, he enjoyed a good fiddle tune with his fellow lawyers when traveling to the Illinois circuit courts. When he became president, he …


‘Three Broadway Divas,’ Spokane Symphony SuperPops

When: Saturday, 8 p.m. Where: INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.


At a glance: Spokane Symphony

What: Works by Bartok, Dvorak and Beethoven, with guest pianist Chris O’Riley. When: Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.


Pianist Christopher O’Riley steps in as second replacement for symphony concerts

The Spokane Symphony got two big surprises as it approached its first pair of classical concerts of 2009 – and neither was the kind of surprise that conductors or symphony …


Blazing Banjos

When it comes to high-brow musical respect, the banjo ranks somewhere below the accordion and above the kazoo. In fact, according to banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, some people discover they …


Symphony offers pair of firsts

Spokane Symphony audiences will hear two debuts this weekend at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The American cellist Julie Albers will make her Spokane debut playing a concerto …


Symphony scares up kids program

On the day after Halloween, why not treat your kids to some “suites” with their sweets? “In The Hall of the Mountain King,” from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, will be …


Symphony goes clubbing

Musicians, some people say, can’t stay away from bars. The Spokane Symphony doesn’t deny it. This is the fourth season the orchestra has taken its players to one of Spokane’s …


A bevy of Beethoven

Think of Beethoven and you’re likely to think of the two mighty chords that slap the music of his “Eroica” Symphony into action, or the ominous energy that drives the …


Classic Russian

The Russians will invade The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox this weekend when the Spokane Symphony performs a program of music by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Stravinsky. Eckart Preu will …


‘Alpine Symphony’ showcases talent

Conductor Eckart Preu led the members of the Spokane Symphony to a Straussian summit Saturday as the orchestra opened its 2008-09 season. Richard Strauss’s “Alpine Symphony” represents some breathtaking challenges, …


Alpine adventure

The Spokane Symphony opens its 2008-09 season with some musical mountain climbing as the orchestra play Richard Strauss’s seldom-performed “Alpine Symphony” Saturday evening at the Martin Woldson Theater at The …


A work in progress

“It all started with me wanting more room for my CDs,” says Kevin Hekmatpanah, explaining his recent move from a 700-square-foot condo in downtown Spokane to a “fixer-upper” roughly 10 …