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Symphony celebrates ‘three Bs of classical music’ in 2017-18 season

Thomas Hampson will headline a concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the Fox Theater restoration.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Spokane Symphony electrifies crowd with Ravel

No concerts of the current season of the Spokane Symphony have displayed the power of the orchestra so brilliantly as those that took place this weekend in the Martin Woldson …


Spokane Symphony to give taste of France with tribute to composer Maurice Ravel

For the symphony’s Classics concert this weekend, “French Virtuosity - A Tribute to Ravel,” Preu chose to shine the spotlight on renowned French composer Maurice Ravel while also showing his …


Education Notebook: Spokane Symphony to honor three teachers for achievements in art, music education

The Spokane Symphony will recognize the winners of this year’s outstanding arts education support and music teaching awards at the start of its concert on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Spokane Symphony review: Brilliant concerto lights up the Fox

Berloiz, Tchaikovsky and Bates all give the talented orchestra and its resident conductor an ample canvas for making art.


Spokane Symphony bridges classical and contemporary on upcoming Classics program

The Spokane Symphony performs as many timeless classics as it does 21st century curios, and this weekend’s Classics concert further bridges the divide between contemporary and classical. The upcoming program …


The Spokane Symphony goes to the movies with the silent classic “The Phantom of the Opera”

As with previous screenings of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights,” the Spokane Symphony will be providing a live musical accompaniment for the 1925 silent film “The Phantom …


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy gets into the swing of things with the Spokane Symphony

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy helped usher in a revival of swing music in the late 1990s, scoring unexpected pop hits with songs that sounded like they were right out of …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 11:33 p.m.

Spokane Symphony explores what it is to be American

Coming on the heels of the presidential inauguration, the Spokane Symphony’s program Saturday allowed us to contemplate what it means to be American by seeing how the question was answered …


Spokane Symphony’s next Classics concert showcases American composers and a Russian master

This weekend’s Symphony Classics concert, the first of 2017, is titled “American Voices,” and it features the work of such luminaries as Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. But …


Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts will offer ‘mix of familiar and new discoveries’

The Spokane Symphony’s annual Holiday Pops concerts is a tradition for a lot of area families, who gather at the Fox Theater every December to hear a collection of Christmas …


Spokane dancer comes home with two roles in ‘The Nutcracker’

Local dancer comes back to Fox with State Street Ballet.


SuperPops: Wylie Gustafson to take the Fox stage

A lot of country artists sing about the open range, of roping cattle and kicking up dirt. But how many of them are real life cowboys? When he isn’t performing, …


Symphony review: In return engagement, Pavel Baleff partners with pianist Fei-Fei Dong

​​Conductor Pavel Baleff first appeared with the Spokane Symphony three years ago in a program of Brahms and Schumann so beautifully presented that audiences were left awaiting his return eagerly. …


Spokane Symphony expands experience with Intersect

We’re now in the thick of Spokane Symphony season, with new concerts happening seemingly every week. On Friday, the symphony premieres a new concert series called Intersect, which will take …


Review: Symphony, vocalists and Preu make their mark on Mahler’s huge Third Symphony

Many people gathered early in the Fox Theater on Saturday night expecting to hear the customary preconcert lecture by conductor Eckart Preu on the sole work on that evening’s program: …


Spokane Symphony takes on Mahler’s ‘monster’

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 is a serious undertaking. It runs nearly 100 minutes, it leapfrogs from one distinct style to another and it requires an orchestra of 200 or …


With symphony shows, Indigo Girls put a new spin on old favorites

For the past two years the Indigo Girls have played a handful of shows joined by full symphonies, taking their songs to new heights.


Review: Soloist, Spokane Symphony transform familiar music

The audience at Friday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony were not merely passive onlookers. They witnessed, and one hopes participated in, the power of music to transform any subject it …


Spokane Symphony: A trek to the Northern Lights for music from Scandinavia, Russia

The Spokane Symphony’s season rolls along this weekend with a Classics concert that bridges generations and explores man’s relationship with nature. Titled “Northern Lights,” the program will showcase the work …


‘Duke’ of Broadway: Tom Wopat sings stage hits with the Spokane Symphony

Tom Wopat is probably best known as Luke Duke, one of the trouble making Southern brothers on the CBS comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard.” But a lot of Wopat’s TV …


Spokane Symphony, soloist sparkle in season opener

Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony – the first of its 71st season – was demanding and auspicious.


Violinist Ilya Kaler joins Spokane Symphony for Classics opener

The Spokane Symphony returns to the Fox Theater stage this weekend with its first Classics concert of the year. The orchestra, under the direction of Eckart Preu, will be accompanied …


Bird whistlers add local notes to Spokane Symphony’s ‘Pines of Rome’

The world’s original songsters will get a featherweight share of the spotlight at the


Welty proved you’re never too old for rock ’n’ roll

Dr. Elizabeth Welty, who died last week, is remembered fondly for her generosity and for her zeal for life.


Elizabeth Welty, Spokane arts patron, dies at age 101

Dr. Elizabeth Welty, a noted Spokane arts lover and patron, died Tuesday morning.


Outdoor symphony concert in Liberty Lake moving indoors

Annual free concert in Pavillion Park instead will be held in the Central Valley High School theater.


Symphony dives into the known – and unknown – for Soiree

At one point in Norton Juster’s “The Phantom Tollbooth,” a fantasy novel geared toward children, protagonist Milo stumbles upon the orchestra of Chroma the Great. With a flick of the …


Spotlight: Symphony names new chorale director

Kristina Ploeger is the new music director for the Spokane Symphony Chorale, the symphony announced Thursday.


Symphony, Terrain return to Uncharted territory

Uncharted, which hits the Fox Theater stage on Friday night, is a collaboration between the Spokane Symphony and Terrain. Part rock concert, part symphony concert and part art show, the …