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When Cream reunited in 2005 for one of three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, there was a palpable chill among the three members of the iconic power trio. It wasn’t surprising since many reformations are marred by a tangible iciness among members.
At 78 minutes, it was one of the shorter rock concerts I’ve attended, but that was all the time it took for 3 Doors Down to hit the right notes with Spokane fans at the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Wednesday night.
The oldies but goodies – “I Lost on Jeopardy,” “I Love Rocky Road” and “Like a Surgeon” – were relegated to a medley at the top of the show. “Eat It” made its only appearance via video during a costume change. And that was OK. Because when it comes to the catalog of “Weird Al” Yankovic, there’s plenty to love and laugh along with.
Judas Priest’s 18-song set, which lasted roughly 90 quickly-paced minutes, traversed nearly the entirety of their 18 studio albums across their 50-year career.
Northern Quest kicked off its outdoor summer concert season Sunday night with Train and Goo Goo Dolls.
There are two things to know about Colin Hay. First, his voice sounds just as it did all those years ago on those Men at Work albums you listened to to death in the early 1980s.
The fifth shoe dropped on Saturday night, when Jayce Ogren, the last of five candidates we were to hear for the position of music director of the Spokane Symphony, led the orchestra in its penultimate classics concert of the 2018-19 season. Even before walking onstage, Ogren had distinguished himself in the customary interview with Verne Wyndham’s “From the Studio” radio program, on which Istvan Vardai, cello soloist in this weekend’s program, also appeared. Those who heard the interview (and if you missed it, it can still be found at spokanepublicradio.org) were treated to a discussion of music as informative, as interesting and as inspiring as one could possibly hope for.
There may have been some in the audience of this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony who harbored a secret wish that the concerts had not gone so well as they did. This perverse wish arose from the fact that the orchestra was auditioning five candidates for the position of music director, and the three previous candidates we had a chance to hear had all performed brilliantly. It would have made things much easier if Arthur Arnold, the fourth finalist and conductor of these concerts, had proved to be at least a little less outstanding, just slightly less worthy of consideration. If anyone did harbor such hopes, they were dashed.
Soloist Haochen Zhang proved himself to be a marvel in his performance of Liszt’s second piano concerto.
After an artistic reveal, the iconic rock band took center stage in Spokane for the final time.
Country singer and his band go undercover at the Hot Country
In 1977, a Spokesman-Review staff writer went to see KISS perform at the Spokane Coliseum. He was not impressed.
The show may have been at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, and members of the Spokane Symphony may have been on stage, but what transpired on Friday night was not an orchestral event. It was a rock concert dedicated to the music of Queen, complete with wailing guitars, audience sing-alongs, and a light show.
This weekend’s Classics 5 concert by the Spokane Symphony marked the midpoint of the 15th and final season in which Eckart Preu has led the orchestra as its music director and principal conductor. Of the five concerts remaining in the season, four will be conducted by candidates for Preu’s job. As if to make dramatically clear how high the bar has been set for them, Classics 5 gave us an impressive example of Preu in three facets of the role he is leaving: program builder, skilled conductor, and supportive colleague.
At this concert, the focus was and remained very much on the music itself, the quality of its performance, and the skill and originality of its composer, William Berry.
Myles Kennedy was clearly enjoying the hometown crowd at a packed Fox Theater on Friday night.
From the opening measures of “Out of the Mist,” the symphony musicians played with remarkable beauty and power.
From the first chord to the last pyrotechnic blast, you could feel every Godsmack drum beat and Shinedown guitar riff echoed in your chest.
For a few seconds, the only sound one could hear in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox was of two flutes, gently retracing an upward-moving figure. The sound was clearly audible from every point in the hall, allowing everyone in the audience to appreciate all the colors it contained. Soon, the flutes were joined by clarinets, answering with a matching, downward-moving figure. Together, they created a musical motif plainly evocative of running water.
Alabama’s 90 minutes of nonstop hits hit all the right notes.