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Hernandez Shines In Homecoming Concert

Spokane Symphony with baritone Frank Hernandez Saturday at The Met Frank Hernandez began his concert career here in Spokane. A large and enthusiastic audience gave the 26-year-old baritone a hearty …


Lupo Continues String Of Excellent Pianists

Spokane Symphony and pianist Benedetto Lupo Opera House, Friday evening The Spokane Symphony has played host to an extraordinary series of pianists recently. Lee Luvisi’s magisterial authority in Beethoven, Arnaldo …


Spokane String Quartet Gives Energy To Program

Spokane String Quartet Tuesday, March 11, The Met At The Met Tuesday, the Spokane String Quartet performed as well as a group as I have heard them. They dug in …


Allegro’s Final Concert A Listening Pleasure

Allegro Tuesday, March 4, The Met If you are going to steal tunes, steal from the best. This was the message relayed over the centuries by Allegro in the final …


Guitarist’s Encore Points To Strengths

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Jan. 12, The Met Like many others in the near-capacity audience at The Met Sunday, I was looking forward to hearing one of my favorite musicians …


Fortepiano Brings Gentle Touch To Allegro Concert

Allegro Tuesday, Jan. 7, The Met Allegro has had their Schubertiad. A handful of musicians welcomed a large Met audience into their virtual living room Tuesday, and sustained the deception …


String Quartet Brings Warmth To Cold Night

FROM FOR THE RECORD (Saturday, December 14, 1996): Correction The birth date of the late Hans Moldenhauer, Spokane musicologist and author, is Dec. 13. The date in a music review …


Big Head Todd Takes Audience On Exciting Trip

Big Head Todd and the Monsters Friday at The Met You get the sense that Colorado rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters has traversed a few highways. Because …


Rap Would Do Better In Front Of Funk Band

Coolio


Allegro Roams Down Path Of Romantic Period

Allegro Tuesday, Nov. 12, The Met David Dutton stood on The Met’s stage Tuesday night and lamented the lack of solo oboe literature from the Romantic period. He mentioned that, …


Baroque And Ballet An Enjoyable Combination

Allegro Tuesday, Oct. 15, The Met Allegro added some pizazz to music of the Baroque era in the form of dancers on Tuesday night. The program was repeated Wednesday at …


Labor Day Concert Ends Outdoor Playing Season For Symphony

Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Monday, Sept. 2, Comstock Park Monday night was the starting gun for a new season for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. The 11th Labor Day Concert in Comstock …


Angelic Voice Makes Carey A Dream For Ears

Mariah Carey’s latest CD, called “Daydream,” is still flying off the shelves in music stores everywhere and no doubt will continue to for some time. She continues to be a …


Allegro Treats Met Audience To Evening Of Sweet Love Songs

Allegro’s “Roses and Lace” Wednesday, Feb. 14, The Met Allegro’s Valentine’s Day concert, “Roses and Lace,” provided the musical equivalent of flowers and chocolate for a Met full of lovers. …


Closing Celebration Gunther Schuller’s Love Of Music Made Concert The Bright Spot On A Gloomy Day

Gunther Shuller


Beautiful Bach Talented, Exquisitely Matched Duo Use Flute, Harpsichord To Full Advantage In Making Music

Northwest Bach Festival, Wednesday, Jan. 10, The Met The Bach Festival audience was treated to an evening of chamber music-making at its peak Wednesday at The Met. Flutist Michael Faust …


Brass Concert Radiates Warmth Of Season

The Spokane Falls Brass Band Thursday, Dec. 19, The Met The Spokane Falls Brass Band and friends put on the warmest and fuzziest of this season’s Christmas concerts. “Christmas in …


Spokane String Quartet Gives Another Smooth, Solid Concert

Spokane String Quartet Tuesday, Dec. 5, The Met The Spokane String Quartet played a polished performance Tuesday night at The Met. Included on its program were three heavyweights: Mozart, Dvorak …


Holy Names Faculty Offer Flavorful Sounds

‘Classical Concert in a Classical Setting,’ Monday, Nov. 13, Isabella Ballroom of the Davenport Hotel Good food and chamber music make a tasty combination. The faculty of Holy Names Music …


Allegro’s ‘Mozart’ Performance A Little Bit On The Bumpy Side

“Viva Mozart” by Allegro Tuesday, Nov. 14, The Met No knowledgeable person would ever claim Mozart’s music is easy. But fine performances of Mozart must always sound easy. “Difficult passages …


Lacking Inspiration Crowd Wanted To Hear The ‘70s Hits; The Band Wanted To Play Blues

Steve Miller


From The Heart The Rolling Stones Are Still Putting Out Great Songs And Loving Every Minute Of It

The Rolling Stones new album, “Stripped,” contains rearranged songs mostly from their early days. Photo by Associated Press


Cd Set Offers Classically First-Rate Mancini

The first LP record I ever bought some 35 years ago, plucked from a bin at a Radio Shack for $2.95 - was “The Music From Peter Gunn.” Never mind …


All-4-What Laziness, Bad Singing And Corny Skits Make For A Disappointing Appearance By All-4-One

All-4-One played to a small crowd at the Opera House Wednesday night.


Allegro Opens Season With Spanish Theme

Allegro Tuesday, Oct. 10, The Met For the opening concert of its tenth season, Allegro sailed to Spain. Rather than sticking to music from a particular period, it wandered from …


Festival Concert Offers High-Caliber Music In Lofty Setting

Schweitzer Institute Chamber Concert Wednesday, Aug. 16, Schweitzer Mountain Resort The Festival at Sandpoint showed what it really does best Wednesday. It was an evening of excellent chamber music given …


Naughty By Nature Lives Up To Name

Summer Jam ‘95 Monday, Aug. 14, The Gorge They might as well have called it the KUBE Summer Jam NaughtyFive. Despite nearly a dozen acts appearing on stage for more …


Buddy Guy Concert Not Quite Up To Par

Buddy Guy Saturday, Aug. 12, Masonic Temple Buddy Guy promised to do a “triple-good” show Saturday at the Masonic Temple. Maybe he tried too hard.


A Real Lollapalooza If The First Stop Of The Sold-Out Show Is Any Indication, This Year’s Tour Will Be A Success

A fan surfs in the mosh pit at the Lollapalooza concert held at The Gorge on July 4. Photo by Associated Press


Seasoned Singers Page And Plant May Be Middle-Aged, But Their Popularity With Fans Never Grows Old

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page still have the talents that first endeared them to the rock music world.