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Musician Seamus Egan brings solo project to ‘Pops 5’ with Spokane Symphony

Egan will soon release “Everything Always Was,” his first solo instrumental album in 23 years, after 1996’s “When Juniper Sleeps.”


Holiday concerts let soprano Lisa Vroman make up for lost time

Vroman will join the Spokane Symphony for “Pops 3: Holiday Pops” on Saturday and Sunday.


Cirque de la Symphonie returns to Spokane

Morihiko Nakahara conducts the “Cirque de la Symphonie” in SSO season’s first pops concert.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Symphony review: Nakahara knocks one out of the park

Extraordinary orchestras all have one attribute in common: a very high degree of flexibility, as displayed in three aspects of their performance: tone color, tempo and dynamic range.


Music director finalist Morihiko Nakahara leads Spokane Symphony in ‘Classics 2’

“Classics 2: The Red Violin” features guest soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn on violin.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

The Red Violin’s journey continues to Spokane this weekend

Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn brings “the Red Violin” to perform in concert with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.


Spokane Symphony heads back to the brink (so to speak) for annual Soirée on the Edge series

Morihiko Nakahara returns to conduct this summer’s Soirée on the Edge concert series.


Jazz singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan to make new Spokane memories at the Fox

Logan said audience members can expect to hear songs from “Impossible” and fan favorites, plus a few surprises, including a new song or two from her upcoming album, at Pops …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Symphony returns to galaxy far, far away in “The Music of ‘Star Wars’: The Symphony Awakens”

Morihiko Nakahara will conduct the symphony through pieces by John Williams, Gustav Holst and Michael Giacchino.


Symphony mixes classic Christmas songs with newer pieces at Holiday Pops Celebration

The program will performed at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday and Sunday.


Spokane Symphony transforms Fox into Hogwarts for Halloween shows

“Halloween at Hogwarts” will take place at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

Concert review: Nakahara leads symphony in energetic, precise program

Music lovers in Spokane this month have the opportunity of hearing two outstanding pianists as guests of the Spokane . This weekend at the Fox, we heard Ran Dank and …


Adaptable Nakahara, Spokane Symphony mix old and new at Soiree on the Edge

Conductor Morihiko Nakahara will lead his second Soiree on the Edge concert of the season Wednesday at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.


“Ultimate Beatles tribute” the Fab Four brings the Beatles to Spokane for SuperPops 6

The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, made the decision early on in its career to make every single aspect of its show as accurate as possible, proving they deserve …


Symphony conductor Nakahara balances loyalty between Zags, Gamecocks

As resident conductor with the Spokane Symphony and music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic, Morihiko Nakahara has ties to both Gonzaga and the University of South Carolina and doesn’t …


Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts will offer ‘mix of familiar and new discoveries’

The Spokane Symphony’s annual Holiday Pops concerts is a tradition for a lot of area families, who gather at the Fox Theater every December to hear a collection of Christmas …


Symphony blasts off to a galaxy far, far away

On Friday, the Spokane Symphony, under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara, will present a special program consisting entirely of John Williams’ famous “Star Wars” compositions.


Stringing together the holidays

There’s a moment near the end of the second act of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s legendary ballet “The Nutcracker,” in a movement known as “The Waltz of the Flowers,” when the orchestra …


Symphony gets into the spirit with Holiday Pops

There’s something about a symphony that perfectly captures the feelings of Christmas, about orchestral music that seems to warm you up as the winter weather blusters outside. Led by conductor …


Symphony gets into the spirit with Holiday Pops

There’s something about a symphony that perfectly captures the feelings of Christmas, about orchestral music that seems to warm you up as the winter weather blusters outside. Led by conductor …


Spokane Symphony Orchestra concert a technical marvel

It seems that two classical music buffs cannot converse for two minutes without using the word “technique.” Saturday’s concert of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra at the Martin Woldson Theater at …


‘Les Mis’ stage hits right notes

Last Friday, five young actors from Spokane Civic Theatre walked onto the stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. As they took in the space before them – …


‘Les Mis’ stage hits right notes

Last Friday, five young actors from Spokane Civic Theatre walked onto the stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. As they took in the space before them – …


Symphony puts signature on Christmas

Christmas is a time when we get together with family to watch the same holiday specials, sing the same carols and squeeze into the same scratchy red and green sweaters …


Symphony puts signature on Christmas

Christmas is a time when we get together with family to watch the same holiday specials, sing the same carols and squeeze into the same scratchy red and green sweaters …


Photo: Stealing the show

Take a bow: Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara congratulates Mullan Road Elementary School fourth-grader Peggy Sue Bristol, 9, after she guest-conducted the orchestra. All Spokane Public Schools fourth-graders attended …


Classic chores

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara, will perform three 19th century works from France, England and Germany this weekend in a program titled “Elgar’s …


Familiar home for the holidays

It’s been more than month since the Spokane Symphony Orchestra sat upon the stage at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Their four-week labor dispute has been settled just …


Spotlight: Short films, documentaries launch GLBT festival

The Spokane GLBT Film Festival will kick off Friday with an evening of short films and documentaries. The festival continues through Sunday. All screenings will be at the Phase I …


Great American vocalist

The Spokane Symphony will explore the Great American Songbook with vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway during Saturday’s SuperPops concert, “Broadway’s Greatest Gifts.” This performance, with resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara, will include …