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Symphony plans spring concert at EWU

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The Spokane Symphony performs a spring concert Wednesday at Eastern Washington University’s Showalter Auditorium in Cheney.

Jennifer Scriggins, the symphony’s principal horn player and an EWU faculty member, will be featured in Mozart’s Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major for horn. The program also includes works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Bach, Piazzolla, Elgar and Khachaturian.

Morihiko Nakahara, the symphony’s associate conductor who also is director of EWU Orchestras, will direct. He will discuss the evening’s program in a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30.

Tickets are $15 in advance (reserved seating), through the EWU Bookstore and the Eagle Outpost in Brewster Hall, or $20 at the door. For more information call 359-2372.

Brian Crain at The Met

Coeur d’Alene composer/pianist Brian Crain and his string quartet will perform tonight at 7 at The Met.

Crain, a Hollywood native, began doing sound work on movies there as a teenager. A largely self-taught pianist, he has recorded eight of his own mellow, melodic CDs and has been featured on compilation albums with such artists as Yanni, Enya, Jim Brickman and George Winston.

His quartet includes Tony Ludiker, a five-time winner of the National Fiddle Championship and concertmaster for the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, along with fellow violinist Dave Richards, Diana Clemons on viola and bassist David Hunt.

Tickets are $15, through TicketsWest outlets (325-SEAT, 800-325-SEAT,

String quartet at CenterStage

The Spokane String Quartet performs works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Jaromir Weinberger in a dinner concert Sunday at CenterStage, 1017 W. First Ave.

Quartet members, all Spokane Symphony players, include violinists Kelly Farris and Tana Bachman, violist Nicholas Carper and cellist Helen Byrne.

A menu of German, Austrian and Czech specialties, accompanied by German spring wines, will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7. Tickets are $39 for dinner and show, $22 for show only (including dessert and coffee), by calling 747-8243 or through TicketsWest.

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