Stories tagged: concert review
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Vienna-themed concert brings out the best in conductor Preu, the symphony and guest musicians.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
“Navah Perlman’s Unforgettable Musical Memoirs,” presented as part of the Northwest Bach Festival SummerFest series, reviewed Friday at Hamilton Studio.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
Keith Urban kicked off the Spokane stop of his “ripCORD World Tour” by strutting up to the microphone, flashing a wide smile and strumming a banjo. Australian superstar Urban and …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Age has turned McDonald’s once dark hair white, but it hasn’t dulled the emotion in his voice when he sings; it meant as much for McDonald and the band to …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Obviously, most of the fans came for Nelson – except for one who repeatedly shouted, “Kacey,” during her set – but Musgraves’s smooth-as-butter voice and skillful guitar playing kept them …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
Concert review: The B-52’s rock the lobster - and other classic tunes - at the Festival at Sandpoint
The iconic pop band from Athens, Gerogia keeps the party rolling with an energetic set on the festival’s opening weekend.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Toby Keith’s stage presence did not fully evolve until the second half of the show. His band, featuring incredible musicians delivering enthusiastic performances, initially outshined Keith, as the upbeat music …
Thu., July 20, 2017
In wake of the reported suicide of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, we’re reprinting a review of the band’s 2003 performance at Spokane Arena.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017
The set list at Northern Quest on Friday touched on various stages of Hagar’s career – from Montrose and his solo stuff to Van Halen and beyond. And there was …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017
The legendary American singer-songwriter shines in performing classic and new material before an enthusiastic Spokane crowd.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017
Kicking off its spring tour, Modest Mouse pulled tunes from its entire discography for Knitting Factory show.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017
U2’s “The Joshua Tree Tour” brings the famed album and more hits to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.
Sun., May 7, 2017
The concerts became a celebration not only of a successful season, but of the powerful current of musical life that runs through our community, bringing together people and institutions, breaking …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017
Arizona band that rose to fame with the album “Bleed American” in 2001, drew a big crowd in Spokane on Tuesday.
Sun., April 23, 2017
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 …
Sun., April 2, 2017
“The point of our show is breaking stereotypes and thinking outside of the box,” Black Violin’s Kev Marcus said. “We wanted to be professional violinists but wanted to wear fitted …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017
Church, winner of five ACM and three CMA awards, played his “Holdin’ My Own Tour” without any supporting acts to a nearly packed Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday night. …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017
Elton John played Sunday night to a packed Spokane Arena on his “Wonderful Crazy Night” tour.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017
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. …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
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 …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
While Piers Lane and Zuill Bailey collaborated beautifully on works by Chopin and Beethoven, the real star on Friday night was the Northwest Back Festival unveiling of “The Three Dancers.”
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
Blake Shelton’s charisma and carefree smile lit up the stage from the first notes he sang. His vocals during the live performance surpassed the recording, and there was a careful …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017
Piers Lane, the Australian pianist, treated the crowd at Barrister Winery to some lovely playing a strong second half.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
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 …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Conductor Pavel Baleff first appeared with the Spokane Symphony three years ago in a program of Brahms and Schumann so beautifully presented that audiences were left awaiting his return eagerly. …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Ex-Beatle and His All Starr Band burn through 25 tracks in a fun two-hour show.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
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 …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016
From the blond wigs and the fake nails, to the painted-on face and more rhinestones than should be legal, Parton could easily be a caricature. Because what’s real about Dolly …