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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 …


Concert review: Symphony soars in performance of Schubert’s ‘Great’ symphony

Guest musicians the Ahn Trio brought the passionate advocacy of Mark O’Connor’s triple concerto, making the most of its moments of tenderness and wit.


Ahn Trio brings Triple Concerto to Spokane Symphony’s ‘Classics 7’

Violinist Angella and cellist Maria Ahn, with pianist Azusa Hokugo filling in for Lucia Ahn, will perform with the Spokane Symphony on Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Symphony returns to galaxy far, far away in “The Music of ‘Star Wars’: The Symphony Awakens”

Morihiko Nakahara will conduct the symphony through pieces by John Williams, Gustav Holst and Michael Giacchino.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Concert review: Spokane flutist gives commanding performance at Spokane Symphony concert

Flute solo makes an impact in weekend concerts.


Conductor Daniel Hege returns to Spokane to bring ‘Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich’ to life

Hege performed with the Spokane Symphony in 2011. He guest conducts ‘Classics 6’ Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.


Legendary folk singer Judy Collins keeps the noteworthy projects coming

Judy Collins will join the Spokane Symphony, conducted by Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, on Saturday.


Concert review: Symphony, soloist Mira Wang, give exquisite launch of Rasch’s ‘Tropoi’

Guest violinist Mira Wang set a standard which future performers of Rasch’s “Tropoi” will find hard to match.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

‘Classics 5: Scheherazade’ to feature U.S. premiere of Torsten Rasch’s ‘Tropoi’

Renowned violinist Mira Wang will perform “Tropoi.”


Classical music, comedy collide at “The M Show”

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster and first violinist Mateusz Wolski wants to use “The M Show” to look at classical music and musicians through a humorous lens.


Symphony mixes classic Christmas songs with newer pieces at Holiday Pops Celebration

The program will performed at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday and Sunday.


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 …