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Concert review: Hill and McGraw thrill fans with their chemistry, talent at Arena show

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill honored 20 years of marriage through a musical journey of romance where obvious chemistry and unmatched talent were on display. The country superstars brought their 2017 Soul2Soul World Tour to to a nearly packed Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Thursday night and their instant connection as they sang the beginning of the 1997 power ballad “It’s Your Love” characterized the night. The first lines of the song were almost entirely drowned out by cheers: “It’s your love / It just does something to me / Sends a shock right through me / I can’t get enough.”

Spokane Symphony finds ample romance in weekend program

Throughout the Brahms symphony, the orchestra surpassed itself in beauty and richness of tone, suppleness of phrasing and sheer stamina. As long as it continues to perform like that, we can rest assured that the heritage of romanticism is in good hands.

Audience can’t hold back applause for symphony and soloist Beilman

The first thing one learns in attending concerts of classical music is never to applaud between movements. Doing so, we are told, shows disrespect for the composer’s intentions and the performers’ interpretation. In Saturday night’s concert by the Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, that hallowed rule was enthusiastically, even raucously, broken.

Bach Festival: ‘Tales of Hemingway’ showcases Bailey, Daugherty at their finest

At Barrister Winery on Thursday, Zuill Bailey, distinguished cellist and artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, performed in an event that was as much a celebration as a recital. Along with pianist Elizabeth DeMio, he performed two works that are important in his career: “Tales of Hemingway” (2015) by American composer Michael Daugherty, and the Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 33 (1872) by Camille Saint-Saens.

Spokane Symphony electrifies crowd with Ravel

No concerts of the current season of the Spokane Symphony have displayed the power of the orchestra so brilliantly as those that took place this weekend in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. The program was intended to observe the 80th anniversary of the death of French composer, Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), to set his music in the context of his time, and to illustrate how his influence has continued into ours.

Spokane Symphony explores what it is to be American

Coming on the heels of the presidential inauguration, the Spokane Symphony’s program Saturday allowed us to contemplate what it means to be American by seeing how the question was answered by five sensitive and ambitious artists.

Review: Soloist, Spokane Symphony transform familiar music

The audience at Friday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony were not merely passive onlookers. They witnessed, and one hopes participated in, the power of music to transform any subject it takes up, every person who plays it or hears it, and thus our understanding of the world around us. The first transformation at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox was achieved by an exceptional multi-media work, “Dreamland,” by contemporary Icelandic composer, Valgeir Sigurdsson (b. 1971). The piece consists of a suite of brief but emotionally potent musical statements performed by a chamber orchestra of 37 players augmented by recorded vocal and electronic sounds. This chamber version of the piece received its U.S. premier by the Spokane Symphony this weekend.