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Spotlight: Symphony group hosts ‘Gatsby’ party

The Spokane Symphony Society is hosting a “Great Gatsby” themed fundraising party next week.

“The Great Gatsby: A Conversation, Music and Movie” will feature a screening of the 1974 film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, starring Robert Redford, period music by pianist Kendall Feeney, local historians talking about the Roaring ’20s, and gin cocktails and treats. Period dress is encouraged.

The event runs from 3 to 6:30 p.m. April 28 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are $50 and are available at the Fox box office, by phone at (509) 624-1200 or online at

Speaking of the symphony

Symphony With a Splash, the orchestra’s happy hour concert, is set to get swinging from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The night kicks off with a performance Tango Volcado. At 7, the symphony will take stage for a one-hour performance works by Aaron Jay Kernis, W.A. Mozart, Jimmy Lopez and Astor Piazzolla. Morihiko Nakahara will conduct.

Tickets are $30, available through the Fox box office.

Kundig talks

Spokane native Tom Kundig, owner and principal of the renowned Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig Associates, is coming to Spokane as part of the 2012-13 Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Kundig will lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture’s E.A. Johnston Auditorium, 2316 W. First Ave., and at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Spokane Falls Community College’s Building 24, Room 110, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Admission to both lectures is free.

Kundig has seven National AIA Honor Awards and seven National AIA Housing Awards, among his 50 honors from the American Institute of Architects. Last year, Interior Design magazine inducted him into its Hall of Fame. He has lectured and taught at a number of universities, including Syracuse University, Harvard University and the University of Arkansas.

His talk in Spokane will focus on the topic “A Question of Permanence.”

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is supported by Eastern Washington University’s College of Arts and Letters, the SFCC Art Department, the MAC and the Sahlin Foundation.

Let us sing

The Gonzaga University Choir will present a spring masterworks concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., in Spokane.

The choir and four visiting soloists will perform W.A. Mozart’s “Solemn Vespers” and J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat.”

General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students not affiliated with GU. Children 12 and younger are admitted free, as are members of the GU community with a university ID.

Choral music redux

The Spokane Symphony Chorale, under the direction of Julián Gómez Giraldo, will perform a concert at St. John’s at 7:30 p.m. today.

The group, accompanied by organist John Bodinger and brass and cello players from the Spokane Symphony, will perform a requiem and “In Ecclesiis” by Domenico Gabrielli.

Tickets are $10 each or $25 per family, and are available at the Fox box office.

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