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‘Doc’ and his DeLorean go to the symphony: ‘Back to the Future’ replica time machine to be featured at Fox concert

When Paul “Doc” Nigh moved to Liberty Lake last year, he brought with him his customized DeLorean modified to the specifications of the “Back to the Future” model.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

New ‘A Garden of Roses’ blooms with Spokane String Quartet, Spokane Kantorei Choir

A sizable crowd of people poured into Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Sunday having decided to brighten their afternoon by listening to the Spokane String Quartet. The quartet …

Review: Midori and Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra master Schumann’s violin concerto

Kevin Hekmatpanah, music professor at Gonzaga University and director of the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, has scored yet another coup in bringing to Spokane one of the world’s greatest musicians, the …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Review: Spokane Symphony and Allen Vizzutti open door to world of color

All music is a mixture of horizontal and vertical elements. The horizontal elements are those that take shape over time as we listen to a musical passage from beginning to …

If music be the food of love, play on: Leonard and Helen Byrne among 20 couples in Spokane Symphony

On the auspicious date of the “harmonic convergence” of 1987, Helen and Leonard Byrne began their married life amid harmonies of a different kind altogether. Nearly half of the Spokane …

For the love of the trumpet: Allen Vizzutti joins symphony for Valentine’s-themed concert

If you’ve been to the symphony before, you’ve likely heard your fair share of violin and piano soloists, perhaps a few cellos. But a trumpet? Joining the Spokane Symphony Orchestra …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Symphony violinist David Armstrong tasked with creating charts for Daddies concert

Between teaching and performing with the Spokane Symphony, David Armstrong, assistant principal second violin, has spent his limited free time pursuing orchestral arrangement and composition, a musical hobby dating back …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Working together seamlessly: Steve Perry of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies is ready to share stage with symphony

International modern swing groups like Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar have been drawing the attention of music and dance lovers worldwide for the last decade, and, as we enter the …

To the symphony … and beyond! Spokane Symphony to perform alongside clips from 14 Pixar films

It’s a symphony concert that Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Merida, Fergus, Nemo, Dory, Carl Fredricksen, Russell, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, Miguel and more are certain to enjoy with their family and …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

Review: Mark Russell Smith, Augustin Hadelich paint Beethoven in bright colors

For the fifth in its Masterworks Series of concerts in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the Spokane Symphony chose on Saturday evening to join much of the rest …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Itzhak Perlman at the Fox is the epitome of true mastery

An apology is called for here. In past columns, I have referred to the “total” or “utter mastery” exhibited by soloists who’ve played Spokane. To be sure, we’ve been privileged …

‘Jay & Silent Bob’ actor-director Kevin Smith on Weinstein, Carlin, Springsteen, Affleck, 2018 heart attack

Kevin Smith, the humble son of a postal worker and homemaker who was raised in middle-class New Jersey, called from his Los Angeles home on Wednesday to reveal what he …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Lord of the strings: Itzhak Perlman to share music, memories at the Fox

Cellist Zuill Bailey is bringing Itzhak Perlman to town in celebration of the violinist’s 75th birthday.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Spokane Symphony offers brilliant Beethoven on NYE

On Tuesday night, a packed house at the Fox was led on this journey by Morihiko Nakahara, resident conductor of the Spokane Symphony, joined by the Spokane Symphony Chorale, directed …

Difference Makers: Jeff vom Saal brings new focus to the Fox and the Spokane Symphony

Vom Saal was hired as the executive director in 2016, replacing Brenda Nienhouse, who left the symphony after 10 years.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019

Vanessa Williams performs holiday, pop music potpourri at the Fox

If attendees were expecting a classic and old-fashioned holiday concert by the Spokane Symphony and guest singer Vanessa Williams on Saturday night, they were instead treated to an early Christmas …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Vanessa Williams headlines the Fox with Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops

The Spokane Symphony, under the direction of James Lowe, and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox have saved one of its best shows for last to wrap up the …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

‘The Nutcracker,’ with Spokane Symphony and State Street Ballet, offers holiday magic and delight at the Fox

The ballet “The Nutcracker” has become an annual holiday tradition for families and friends alike across the country, and the beautiful production, performed by the Spokane Symphony and Santa Barbara, …

Art Garfunkel cancels rescheduled concert at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

Legendary and award-winning singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel has canceled his rescheduled performance at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Jan. 16 due to scheduling conflicts.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Quintessential Ray LaMontagne in sold-out concert at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

His soft-spoken, polite and fairly-often-repeated “thank you” was barely audible throughout the evening. “It’s nice to see you tonight – thank you for coming to see me” followed the first …

‘It’s about inspiring people’: Astronomer spends months gathering visual elements for his films

The images are out of this world, but, for José Francisco Salgado, the music comes first. Salgado is an astronomer who creates films to accompany orchestral music. This weekend, he’ll …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

‘Room to Spare’ brings Kip Moore back to the Fox

The “Room to Spare” EP features an acoustic version of “Plead the Fifth,” from 2017’s “Slowheart,” as well as six never-before-released songs.

Silverwood’s Nick Norton brings ‘Phantasm’ to the Fox

“Phantasm” is getting bigger. Silverwood Theme Park magician Nick Norton, along with his wife and assistant, Amanda Norton, and Isaiah Daniels will take over the stage at the Martin Woldson …

Renowned trombonist Ryan Keberle returns to Spokane with band, new music

Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis will reunite with the Whitworth University jazz ensemble, which is directed by his father, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Fox is transformed into Hogwarts for Spokane Symphony’s ‘Ancient Tales’

The concert is conducted by Morihiko Nakahara and features pianist Archie Chen, vocalist Derrick Parker, the Spokane Symphony Chorale, Spokane Area Youth Choirs, magician Isaiah Daniels and the Professional Ballet …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019

Nakahara leads Spokane Symphony confidently through ‘Soviet Transcendence’

Led by resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara and joined by cello soloist Joshua Roman, the orchestra offered a program of works by Arvo Pärt (1935-), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and Sergei Prokofiev …

Whitworth student Ryan Dresen, 20, wins horn seat with Spokane Symphony

The college student won the role of assistant principal horn in late September.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Chevy Chase to speak at the Fox after screening of ‘Christmas Vacation’

Tickets for symphony and Fox subscribers are available beginning Thursday at 10 a.m., and tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

‘David Brighton’s Space Oddity’ celebrates music of David Bowie

Musician David Brighton’s career began somewhat typically as a sessions and touring guitar player for a number of musicians, as well as in original bands with record deals of their …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Longtime fans turn out for still-influential, evolved Sleater-Kinney at the Fox

When Sleater-Kinney filed onto the stage at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Wednesday night, the Olympia-born band made a simple request to the audience before a single note …