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Festival at Sandpoint continues traditions of Family Concert, Spokane Symphony

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

For their opening number, conductor Eckart Preu leads the Spokane Symphony in “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the annual Labor Day concert in Comstock Park on Sept. 3. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
For their opening number, conductor Eckart Preu leads the Spokane Symphony in “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the annual Labor Day concert in Comstock Park on Sept. 3. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

After weeks of concert announcements, the final two performances of this year’s Festival at Sandpoint have been revealed.

A festival tradition, the Family Concert, featuring the Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers, will be held Aug. 4.

Before the concert, children can try out an instrument or two with guidance from musical mentors as part of the Instrument Petting Zoo.

There will also be an animal petting zoo, clowns, face painting, games and, for parents, free mini-massages in the Parents’ Corner.

Tickets are $6. Activities begin when the gates open at 2:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 5 p.m.

Closing the festival on Aug. 11, again as per tradition, is the Spokane Symphony. This year, the symphony is joined by special guests Sybarite5, “classical music’s most dynamic new ensemble.”

The program begins with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “A Little Night Music,” followed by Sybarite5’s set, which includes Piotr Szewczk’s “The Rebel,”Astor Piazzolla’s “Muerte del Angel,” Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg Suite Finale,” Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker,” A-ha’s “Take On Me” and Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android.”

The second half of the program features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.”

There is a complimentary wine tasting before the concert and a fireworks show after the performance.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for the wine tasting, and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.95/adults and $10.95/18 and under.

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