Three years ago, in a Washington Cracker Co. building that was still quite rough around the edges, a group of musicians from the Spokane Symphony, a novelist, a theater director and three local pop bands teamed up for a unique evening of entertainment. The collaborative night centered on G.F. Handel’s “Water Music” suites, and promised something not seen before in Spokane.
A partnership between the symphony and the nonprofit arts group Terrain, “Uncharted” sought to cross pollinate audiences. As symphony music director Eckart Preu said last year, “That was our intention: How can we get people who love Water Monster or the Flying Spiders to listen to our repertoire, even just once? And vice versa, because a lot of our audience doesn’t listen to bands like that.”
Last year, “Uncharted” moved to the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox for an event that brought new creative energy to the beloved work by Sergei Prokofiev, “Peter and the Wolf.” This year, the fun returns to the now very spiffed-up Washington Cracker Co. building for not one, but two nights.
Following in the footsteps of the very well known “Peter and the Wolf,” the symphony and their “Uncharted” compatriots will take on an as beloved work of classical music: Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”
The entourage of artists will include symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski and a 15-piece orchestra, musician-songwriters Windoe (the solo project of musician-songwriter Karli Ingersoll) and Jenny Anne Mannan; writers Shawn Vestal and Elissa Ball; theatrical creators Charlie Pepiton and Brooke Kiener; visual artist Darrien Mack, aerialist John Hernandez; dancer Mackenzie Fagras; multi-dimensional artist Lou Pink (Jamie Nicole Nadherny); alternative grit-pop group Lavoy; and poet Mark Anderson.
On Friday, Mannan and Wolski stopped by The Spokesman-Review to offer a preview of their collaboration. Check it out here:
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