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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 …


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.