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Pianist Offers Sensitive Touch To Chopin Works

Spokane String Quartet Sunday, May 19, at The Met Tadeusz Majewski has certainly found his niche playing the piano music of Chopin, or it has found him. Sunday’s Spokane String …


Moody Blues Still Hanging On At Gorge

Moody Blues Saturday, May 18, Gorge Amphitheater When it was announced that the Moody Blues was to play the Gorge Amphitheater for the umpteenth time, some people reacted, “Yuck, not …


Independent Spirit Ani Difranco Brings Punk/Folk To The Met

“The reason I latched on to this folk thing is, similarly to punk, it’s of the people. It’s subcorporate music,” DiFranco says.


50th Season Ends On Resounding Note

Spokane Symphony, Symphony Chorale and Whitworth Choir Friday and Sunday, the Opera House The great choral shouts of joyful affirmation that conclude Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony seemed entirely appropriate to end …


More Rock Than Country, Mcgraw Wows The Fans

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Friday, May 3, at The Arena When the history of country music is written, Tim McGraw’s name won’t be found in the chapter titled “Great …


Chamber Orchestra Pays Tribute To Haydn

The Spokane Symphony Sunday, April 28, at The Met Joseph Haydn wrote music just perfect for spring. But it sounds so fresh and breezy that you sometimes forget there is …


Bush League Awesome Sound And Million-Sellers Aren’t Enough To Elevate This Band To Greatness

1. Bush performed Sunday at the Spokane Arena with Goo Goo Dolls and No Doubt. 2. Goo Goo Dolls


Foo Fighters Rock And Rollick

Foo Fighters, Friday, CUB Ballroom in Pullman There are qualities to Foo Fighters vocalist-guitarist Dave Grohl that makes it entirely enjoyable to be in his presence. Maybe it’s his happy-go-lucky …


Clarinetist Swings, Soars With Copland, Rossini

Spokane Symphony, with guest clarinetist Sharon Kam, Friday night at the Opera House. The mime Marcel Marceau used to do a turn in which he imitated a clarinetist. He held …


Pure Music The Symphony And Broadway Melodies Creates An Enjoyable Evening Of Exceptional Tunes

“Bravo Broadway!,” Spokane Symphony SuperPops Saturday, April 13, Spokane Opera House Nothing against a fully staged Broadway musical, but maybe this is the way to hear these songs. “Bravo Broadway!,” …


Christian Rock Needs To Find Its Own Way

Petra pleased the near-capacity crowd at the Opera House


Arena Crowd Went Strait To Heaven

Darlene Kagele, 69, took one look at the George Strait fans gathered at the Spokane Arena last night and sized up the situation for her husband, Louis, who’s 72. “My …


Brilliance Of Schumann Rendered Through De Larrocha’s Fingers

Spokane Symphony Friday, March 30, Opera House Does the combination of the highly romantic music of Robert Schumann and the presence of a Spanish pianist suggest something a bit on …


Musician John Prine Exudes New Confidence

John Prine Wednesday, March 20, Masonic Temple Let’s hoist one to the idea of hanging in there. This is the story of John Prine, who years ago left the major-label …


Allegro’s Music Transports Listeners To Helena Of Yore

Allegro Tuesday, March 19, at The Met For the final concert of Allegro’s 1995-96 season, artistic directors David Dutton and Beverly Biggs took their audience to Helena to hear a …


Singer Charlotte Carruthers Excels In Her Big-Band Debut

Spokane Jazz Orchestra Saturday, March 16, at The Met Until Saturday night, Charlotte Carruthers had never sung in front of a big band. “I want you to know I’m fulfilling …


Power Music Spokane String Quartet, Guests Convey Strength Of ‘Ode To Napoleon’

The Spokane String Quartet Sunday, March 17, at The Met The music of Arnold Schoenberg still has the power to shock audiences. The Spokane String Quartet and its guests, reciter …


Performances Highlight Choral Directors Meeting

Critic-at-large Nobody knows exactly how many choirs there are in the Northwest. But it seemed that most of them were in Spokane last week. Some 1,500 singers and more than …


Home On The Stage Western Singer Michael Martin Murphey Makes Beautiful Cowboy Music With The Symphony

Michael Martin Murphey


Symphony Gives Inspired Performance Of Haydn’s Masterpiece ‘The Creation’

The Spokane Symphony and Symphony Chorale, Friday, March 1, at the Opera House Joseph Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation,” ranks high in the esteem of just about everybody who cares about …


Zephyr Explores Past Standard Fare

Zephyr Sunday, Feb. 25, St. John’s Cathedral Unsuspecting concertgoers might think that a program called “A Spiritual Odyssey” would take them to the music of Palestrina or Bach. Instead, the …


Old Rocker Jackson Browne Still Has Touch For New Music

Browne


Hampton Jazz Festival Opens On A Powerful Note

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Pepsi International World Jazz Concert Wednesday, Feb. 21, University of Idaho’s Kibbie Dome, Moscow This is the most important message I bring you from Wednesday night’s …


Shoveljerk Digs Down To Deliver Deep Concert Energy

Shoveljerk Friday, Feb. 16, The Met Never mind that Shoveljerk’s song “Unwind” is all over the radio and the band’s debut album “Swarm” is selling out across the region. And …


Symphony Enlivens ‘Romeo And Juliet’

(From For the Record, Wednesday, February 21, 1996:) Barbara Cantlon performed oboe duets with Keith Thomas during Friday’s Spokane Symphony Orchestra concert. The wrong musician was cited in a concert …


Montgomery’s Show Was Worth The Wait

Montgomery


‘Roomful Of Blues’ Pleases Roomful Of Dancing Music Fans

Roomful of Blues Thursday, Feb. 8, at Bolo’s It truly was a Roomful of Blues Thursday night at Bolo’s in the Valley as the Rhode Island jump blues outfit rocked …


Thompson Changes Symphony’s Tune Opera House Treated To Ragtime, Jazz And Blues

Butch Thompson shared his devotion to ragtime, jazz and blues Saturday night.


Guitarist Mesmerizes Leo Kottke Captures Audience With Highly Syncopated, Beautifully Structured Instrumental Pieces

Leo Kottke played The Met Friday night.


Schuller Able To Bring Out Best In Bach Conductor And Soloists Make Concertos Dance And Sing

Northwest Bach Festival Friday, Jan. 12, at First Presbyterian Church A standing-room-only audience at First Presbyterian Church Friday, heard performances of J.S. Bach’s vocal and instrumental music conducted by Gunther …