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Symphony review: Rote leadership diminishes concert

Danail Rachev kept looking at his watch. Onstage Saturday night at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, the guest conductor was delivering a lecture before leading the Spokane Symphony in a program of music by four Russian composers: Mikhail Glinka, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinsky and Dmitri Shostakovich. He would mention a bit about the composer, the historical context and the structure of the work, then glance at his watch and move along to the next item.