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All music is a mixture of horizontal and vertical elements. The horizontal elements are those that take shape over time as we listen to a musical passage from beginning to end.
On the auspicious date of the “harmonic convergence” of 1987, Helen and Leonard Byrne began their married life amid harmonies of a different kind altogether. Nearly half of the Spokane Symphony is comprised of married couples; the majority of these, like the Byrnes, met and married after joining.
If you’ve been to the symphony before, you’ve likely heard your fair share of violin and piano soloists, perhaps a few cellos. But a trumpet? Joining the Spokane Symphony Orchestra this weekend, Allen Vizzutti will perform the rarely heard and famously difficult Tomasi Trumpet Concerto.
Between teaching and performing with the Spokane Symphony, David Armstrong, assistant principal second violin, has spent his limited free time pursuing orchestral arrangement and composition, a musical hobby dating back to his college days.
International modern swing groups like Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar have been drawing the attention of music and dance lovers worldwide for the last decade, and, as we enter the sure-to-be-termed “Roaring 2020’s,” it’s about time for a resurgence.
The last time she brought her one-woman comedy show, “Older and Wider,” to Spokane, in September 2018, Julia Sweeney was worried about filling the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
The nation’s media critic-in-chief is back on the job
It’s a symphony concert that Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Merida, Fergus, Nemo, Dory, Carl Fredricksen, Russell, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, Miguel and more are certain to enjoy with their family and friends.
For the fifth in its Masterworks Series of concerts in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the Spokane Symphony chose on Saturday evening to join much of the rest of the world in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Ben College scored 23 points, and Whitworth collected a 92-90 victory over George Fox in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game Friday night.
Published reports say Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from movie studios it acquired as part of last year’s $71 billion purchase of Fox’s entertainment business
Across a three-hour show Wednesday evening that combined Kevin Smith’s latest star-studded feature with a marathon-style Q&A, Smith and original star Jason “Jay” Mewes presented “Jay & Silent Bob Rebooted” at the Fox as part of their 60-plus-city “Reboot Roadshow” tour.
An apology is called for here. In past columns, I have referred to the “total” or “utter mastery” exhibited by soloists who’ve played Spokane. To be sure, we’ve been privileged to hear magnificent playing.
Kevin Smith, the humble son of a postal worker and homemaker who was raised in middle-class New Jersey, called from his Los Angeles home on Wednesday to reveal what he was thinking when he suffered a major heart attack in 2018.
Cellist Zuill Bailey is bringing Itzhak Perlman to town in celebration of the violinist’s 75th birthday.
On Tuesday night, a packed house at the Fox was led on this journey by Morihiko Nakahara, resident conductor of the Spokane Symphony, joined by the Spokane Symphony Chorale, directed by Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, and four soloists.
Vom Saal was hired as the executive director in 2016, replacing Brenda Nienhouse, who left the symphony after 10 years.
If attendees were expecting a classic and old-fashioned holiday concert by the Spokane Symphony and guest singer Vanessa Williams on Saturday night, they were instead treated to an early Christmas gift by the talented musicians led by animated and lively musical director James Lowe and the award-winning singer and actress.
The Spokane Symphony, under the direction of James Lowe, and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox have saved one of its best shows for last to wrap up the holiday season and year. Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams headlines the Holiday Pops Concert with the Spokane Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fox.
In one of her first declarations in “Bombshell,” former Fox News star Megyn Kelly (portrayed uncannily by Charlize Theron) lays out exactly who she is. “I’m not a feminist,” she claims, “I’m a lawyer.”