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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 …


Review: The art of orchestration brings Spokane Symphony season to close

The Spokane Symphony concluded its season this weekend with a gala concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, celebrating the power of symphonic music and demonstrating its ability …


Big finish for symphony season

The Spokane Symphony wraps up its 69th season this weekend, and the orchestra is going out with some musical fireworks. Titled “Blockbusters,” this Classics program features a trio of pieces …


Troupe, symphony scale artistic heights

P.I. Tchaikovsky’s 1878 Violin Concerto is as renowned as it is difficult, an oft-performed piece that requires tremendous dexterity and skill. It’s hard enough to play with both feet on …


Spokane Symphony Chorale excels in ‘Carmina Burana’

Betty Kiemle had a birthday last week, and decided to throw a party and invite some friends. The arts patron and Spokane Symphony benefactor’s notion of a party venue is …


Symphony, chorale will join voices for Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’

The Spokane Symphony, joined by the Spokane Symphony Chorale, soloists and guest artists, will bring Orff’s stunning work to life on the stage of the Martin Woldson Theater at the …


Review: Three pieces beautifully illustrate Spokane Symphony’s range, capabilities

Though Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox contained only three pieces, it did an excellent job of illustrating the immense range and …


Preu puts down the baton to join orchestra

Eckart Preu is almost always behind a podium and in front of the orchestra during the Spokane Symphony’s Classics concerts. But this weekend, the conductor will be briefly putting down …


Uncharted set to return

This year’s Uncharted, a collaboration between the Spokane Symphony and Terrain, will be at the Fox on May 27.


Shoji returns to the Fox for Mendelssohn violin concerto

Having floored Spokane audiences one year ago with her performances of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, Sayaka Shoji returned this weekend to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox to join …


Keeping the swing alive: Symphony SuperPops performs Ella Fitzgerald’s greatest hits

This weekend’s Symphony SuperPops concert, conducted by Jorge Luis Utzcátegui, features singer Patti Austin performing Ella Fitzgerald’s greatest hits.


Spokane Symphony hires new executive director

Jeff vom Saal comes to Spokane from the Marin Symphony in the Bay Area, with previous stops in Iowa and North Dakota.


Banding together: Music Innovates finds eager students at Holmes

On a Wednesday afternoon at Holmes Elementary School, the all-purpose room off the main entrance is filled with the sounds of musical scales and warm-ups. It’s the weekly rehearsal for …


Symphony blasts off to a galaxy far, far away

On Friday, the Spokane Symphony, under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara, will present a special program consisting entirely of John Williams’ famous “Star Wars” compositions.


Symphony review: Devotee of ‘French School’ lights up cello masterpiece

Audiences at this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony were treated to the first Spokane appearance by a rising star in the firmament of solo cellists, Maja Bogdanovic. She cast …


Renowned cellist recalls musical journey onto world stage

Originally from Yugoslavia and currently based in France, Maja Bogdanovic is a world-renowned cellist who will be performing with the Spokane Symphony this weekend. Bogdanovic will be featured on Cello …


Deer Park junior’s winning essay describes a composer’s palette

Aliya Thomas, a junior at Deer Park High School, won the Spokane Symphony’s fifth annual essay contest.


Spokane Symphony review: Guest conductor brings fresh perspective

Works by Fung, Tchaikovsky sparkle when the Spokane Symphony takes the lead from guest conductor Marco Parisotto.


Symphony tours Dante’s ‘Inferno’

Marco Parisotto’s nearly 35-year career as a conductor has taken him all over the world – to Paris, Shanghai, Korea and Poland. This weekend brings him to Washington for the …


‘City Lights,’ symphony close out SpIFF

Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” is one of those rare films that will make you laugh until you cry, and then, in its final moments, make you cry for real. It’s …