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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 …


Despite his busy schedule, Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski finds time for unexpected hobby

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski balances family, music and autocross.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Concert review: A glorious ‘Carmen’ shows off singers and Spokane Symphony

That this production successfully met the challenges posed by “Carmen’s” sprawling plot and profusion of musical ideas was due in great measure to the performance by Sandra Piques Eddy in …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Spokane Symphony and Opera Coeur d’Alene present ‘Carmen’ in Spokane

Sandra Piques Eddy sings the role of the seductress.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Music Director Eckart Preu announces final season with the Spokane Symphony

Eckart Preu will leave the Spokane Symphony at the end of the 2018-19 season to dedicate more time to his new role as music director of the Long Beach Symphony …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Spokane Symphony launches new season at a high level

Vienna-themed concert brings out the best in conductor Preu, the symphony and guest musicians.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Spokane Symphony welcomes guest musicians to season opener

“Classics 1: Opening Night Romance” will feature violinist Jessica Lee and cellist Peter Stumpf.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

In spite of smoke, Spokane Symphony forges on with Labor Day concert

The Spokane Symphony decided to go ahead with its annual free concert in Comstock Park Monday evening in spite of unhealthy air quality levels.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend: Five things to do in Spokane

You’re stuck in town for the long weekend? Good. You won’t be bored.


Annual Labor Day weekend concerts kick off Spokane Symphony season

Both concerts, Saturday at Pavillion Park and Monday at Comstock Park, feature the same set list, a mix of patriotic songs and previews of what to expect from the symphony’s …


Adaptable Nakahara, Spokane Symphony mix old and new at Soiree on the Edge

Conductor Morihiko Nakahara will lead his second Soiree on the Edge concert of the season Wednesday at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.


Spokane Symphony to rock the music of Led Zeppelin

It’s Led Zeppelin only bigger, stronger and with more power. The Spokane Symphony will combine rock and classical music by performing “The Music of Led Zeppelin” on Friday at Martin …


Symphony and vocalists bring season to a close on a tremendous note

The concerts became a celebration not only of a successful season, but of the powerful current of musical life that runs through our community, bringing together people and institutions, breaking …


“Ultimate Beatles tribute” the Fab Four brings the Beatles to Spokane for SuperPops 6

The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, made the decision early on in its career to make every single aspect of its show as accurate as possible, proving they deserve …


Spokane Symphony finds ample romance in weekend program

Throughout the Brahms symphony, the orchestra surpassed itself in beauty and richness of tone, suppleness of phrasing and sheer stamina. As long as it continues to perform like that, we …


Pianist Claire Huangci’s love for Chopin on display at ‘Classics 9’

In its ninth “Classics” concert, the Spokane Symphony will pay tribute to Beethoven by highlighting composers he inspired, including Chopin. Pianist Claire Huangci, who will soon release an album dedicated …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Experimental vibe will continue in third year of ‘Uncharted’ collaboration with Spokane Symphony, Terrain

Now in its third year, “Uncharted” brings together members of the Spokane Symphony with 10 local artists for an exploration of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”


Huckleberries: She gave us hope for 40 years as Leia – and that hope lives on

Before Carrie Fisher introduced us to Princess Leia in “Star Wars: A New Hope” 40 years ago, comments Coeur d’Alene blogger Nic Casey, women were typecast in roles as damsels …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Audience can’t hold back applause for symphony and soloist Beilman

The first thing one learns in attending concerts of classical music is never to applaud between movements. Doing so, we are told, shows disrespect for the composer’s intentions and the …


Violinist Benjamin Beilman reunites with Spokane Symphony for ‘Classics 8: The Russian Soul’

Benjamin Beilman reunites with Spokane Symphony for “Classics 8: The Russian Soul.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Dr. Richard Stacey, the Spokane doctor who shut down the city after Mount St. Helens erupted, dies

When volcanic ash blanketed Spokane after Mount St. Helens’ 1980 eruption, Dr. Richard Stacey was instrumental in shutting down Spokane to protect people’s lungs. The longtime Rockwood Clinic physician and …