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Spokane Symphony celebrates 75th anniversary with Gala 2020

Though unable to perform live at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the Spokane Symphony is still celebrating its 75th anniversary via Gala 2020, a virtual benefit concert.

Gala 2020 streams live at 7 p.m. Thursday at

During the fundraising event, music director James Lowe will discuss his thoughts on live music for 2021, and there will, of course, be plenty of music from symphony musicians and special guests.

Trumpeters Larry Jess and Eric Moe, trombonist John Church, bass trombonist Skyler Johnson and horn player Katie Upton will perform, as will the duos of bassoon player Lynne Feller-Marshall and cellist John Marshall and violinist Mateusz Wolski and pianist Archie Chen.

Violinists Jeanne Bourgeois and David Armstrong will perform with violist Nicholas Carper and cellist Roberta Bottelli before Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes cap off the evening.

The livestream also will feature an auction during which gala hosts 4 News Now chief meteorologist Kris Crocker, Spokane Symphony executive director Jeff vom Saal and Spokane Symphony board president Elizabeth Kelley will auction off packages, including a movie night or photo shoot at the Fox, a shopping spree and night out at River Park Square and dinners at the Wandering Table and Inland Pacific Kitchen.

Tickets are $75 for a single- person household and $150 for a multi-person household through Gala 2020 can be streamed on smartphones, tablets and computers.

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