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Listeners Whisked Away In Musical Snapshots

Soloist Aida Ribiero Mechetti, above, joined Linda Siverts in playing Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos.


Festival Plays From Family Of Bach Music

Versatile musician Stefan Kozinski opened the 18th annual Northwest Bach Festival on Friday. File photo


Pops Play To Spiritual Side Of Holiday Mood

Spokane Symphony Holiday Pops Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Spokane Opera House “Serious” and “somber” are not words which can totally capture the mood of a concert in which Santa …


Zephyr Meets Unusual Sound Challenges

Zephyr Thursday, Dec. 7, at The Met Zephyr did it again. Thursday’s “East Meets West” concert at The Met furnished fine performances of unusual music that Spokane audiences have come …


Wild Brilliance Reba Mcentire Gave The Arena Crowd An All-Out Performance With Plenty Of Style And Substance

Reba arrived onstage in a taxi, changed costumes 13 times and surrounded herself with videos and fireworks. Ken Settle photo


Details Overwhelm Music Event

Critic-at-large Panacea at the Dock, a three-day rock concert at the old Spokane Marketplace on east Riverside, was supposed to “heal what ails you,” according to the show’s boisterous master …


Jazz Balladeer Retuners Warmth Of Friends Raises Lanphere’s Music Even Higher

Don Lanphere Saturday, Nov. 18, Hobart’s Jazz Alley


Hampson Shows Why He Is The Best There Is

Hampson’s performance Friday night was entirely remarkable.


Music Backs Maestro’s Murder

Magic Circle Theatre Company joins Symphony SuperPops for a mysterious affair.


Dancin’ Duo The New Spokane Arena Allows Brooks & Dunn To Show Off Their Strong, Crowd-Pleasing Sound

“I think this place was made for country music,” said Ronnie Dunn (right) during Brooks & Dunn’s Sunday night show at the Arena.


Tabu Ley Celebrates Rhythm, Energy The Dancing Davenport Crowd Was Introduced To The Central African Sound Called Soukous

Tabu Ley Rochereau sings in a native tounge of Zaire, Lingala, adding mystery to his highly harmonic sound.


Soprano’s Technique Shines Complex, Poetic Language Rates Vocal Interpretation

Guest conductor Patricia Handy’s large gestures encourage robust playing. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Carl Fontana Explores Bebop To Ballad

Despite a long period of semi-retirement, Carl Fontana proved that he is still a remarkably powerful and inventive trombone player in his performance with the Whitworth Jazz Band on Saturday …


Pianist Gallantly Faces Challenges Of Rachmaninoff

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Friday, Oct. 27, at the Opera House For the classical music listener, nothing quite matches the thrill of a masterful performer revealing the beauties of an enormously …


, Nomeansno Remains A Great Band Vancouver Punk Quarter Ranks Among Region’s Best

NoMeansNo Friday, Oct. 20, Knights of Columbus When the Northwest music scene was still in diapers and members of Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam were still learning to play their …


Lighter Music Helps Balance Heavy Russian Fare

Leontovych String Quartet Sunday, Oct. 22, The Met The Spokane Chamber Music Association began its 1995-96 season with an almost-all-Russian program by the Leontovych String Quartet. Even Beethoven’s “Serioso” Quartet, …


Nero Gets Off To A Great Start Spokane Symphony Superpops Concert Gives The Crowd Its Money’s Worth

Peter Nero rocked the keyboard at the Opera House.


Listeners Taken On Party Tour Of The Americas

Spokane Jazz Orchestra Sunday, Oct. 8, at The Met With the introduction of a new music director Saturday, the Spokane Jazz Orchestra ushered in a new era. Dan Keberle led …


Guest Conductor, Guest Violinist Bond In Rewarding Style

Guest conductor Patricia Handy gave Schumann’s “Spring” an enlivening variety. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Phish Fry Grateful Dead-Like Band Has Following That Responds To Lack Of Variety And Monotonous Solos

Mike Gordon, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman and Trey Anastasio of Phish played at the Opera House Saturday night. Danny Clinch photo


‘Zephyr Cabaret’ Plays Schoenberg

Zephyr Saturday, Sept. 30, at The Met Count on Zephyr to storm into its season with something outrageous. The scene was Berlin cabaret sometime early in this century before Adolf …


Melodic Tunes Carry Message Reggae Band Black Uhuru Plays To A Small Crowd

Jamaican reggae band Black Uhuru brought their sound to Spokane.


Boyz Ii Men Find Crowd Eager Ii Hear

Boyz II Men Monday, Sept. 25, Spokane Arena One would think, by the third visit in less than a year, Spokane has had its fill of Boyz II Men. Hardly.


Mcgraw, Mcbride More Than Fair

1. Tim McGraw is one of the fastest rising stars in country music and his show at the Fair showed why. 2. Martina McBride had fun with the crowd when …


Comstock Concert: A Grand Exercise In Civilization

Thousands jammed Comstock Park on Sunday evening for the symphony’s annual Labor Day concert. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


Stewart, Santana Still Satisfy

1. Rod Stewart thrilled the Gorge crowd with his showmanship. Photo by Ken Settle. 2. Carlos Santana’s classics drew standing ovations Saturday. Photo by Ken Settle.


Seasoned Singer At 62, Willie Nelson’s Voice Still Has The Rich Tones And Distinctive Style That His Fans Love

Willie Nelson


Jazz By Schweitzer Institute Of Music A Definite Treat

Critic-at-large When the last note died Saturday morning at Swan’s Landing near Sandpoint, everyone knew something special had happened. Last Saturday’s concert was the final of three shows that featured …


Tuck And Patti Bring Message Carried On Powerful Music

Tuck and Patti


Conductors Put To Test In Festival Season Finale

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Saturday, Aug. 19, at The Festival at Sandpoint Six young conductors from the Schweitzer Institute of Music led the Spokane Symphony Orchestra in the finale of this …