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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Christmas Tree Elegance raises money for Spokane Symphony

Christmas Tree Elegance, an annual event held by the Spokane Symphony Associates, is in its 37th year at the Historic Davenport Hotel and River Park Square.


Christmas Tree Elegance returns for 37th year, continues downtown through Dec. 15

While people aplenty were glued to their iPhones and laptops and/or recovering from Thanksgiving weekend on Cyber Monday, the volunteers of Christmas Tree Elegance were busy installing 18 trees to …


Her last dance: Chewelah’s Jessica Cochran, 15, is performing in her final ‘Nutcracker’ at the Fox

Jessica Cochran fell in love with ballet when she was 2 years old after she saw a ballet performance at the Chataqua festival in her hometown of Chewelah. She immediately …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Rob Curley: What do Jack Skellington, the Salvation Army and the Spokane Symphony have in common?

Trying to figure out how to top last year’s bell-ringing bash and bazaar has been on my mind for a while. Then, while walking past the Fox Theater and seeing …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Spokane Symphony takes students on out-of-this-world voyage that melds art and science

As hundreds of Spokane-area students sat tight in their seats, the Spokane Symphony took them to Mars and Jupiter and the farthest reaches of their imaginations on Wednesday morning.


Anne McClain looks forward to sharing experiences with her hometown

For Anne McClain, it’s all about sharing the experience of spaceflight, especially with people in her hometown. This weekend, the astronaut will be onstage at Martin Woldson Theater at the …


‘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: 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.


Spokane Symphony celebrates music of James Bond during ‘Pops 1’

The concert, conducted by Morihiko Nakahara, features guest vocalists Hugh Panaro and Morgan James.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019

Q&A: Music director James Lowe prepares for first season with the Spokane Symphony

Season opener “Masterworks 1: American Rhythms,” Saturday and Sept. 15 at the Fox, features guest pianist William Wolfram.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019

Labor Day crowd takes in Spokane symphony, last rays of summer at Comstock Park concert

Since 1986, visitors have marked the unofficial end of summer in the South Hill’s Comstock Park with a free performance by the Spokane Symphony. Beautiful weather brought a crowd at …


Trumpeter Larry Jess has been finding ‘the sound’ for 50 years with the Spokane Symphony

When musician Larry Jess gathers his trumpet, it’s like a meeting between old friends – inseparable as the day is long, but still excited to make the acquaintance. Similar to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Families, students can experience the symphony for free

Free is the word for the Spokane Symphony when it comes to families. Free concerts in the parks – three of them in the coming week – and free tickets …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Spokane, Coeur d’Alene symphonies present Labor Day weekend concerts

The Spokane Symphony will perform in Pavillion Park and Comstock Park, and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony will perform in Coeur d’Alene City Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park will reopen in September with inaugural performance by new Spokane Symphony director

James Lowe will perform with the symphony on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m., part of a full weekend of activities scheduled to celebrate the reopening of the signature attraction …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Spokane Symphony’s Arbor Crest concert moved to the Fox

According to a Facebook post, the heat and poor air quality are to blame for the decision.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019

Travis Rivers, longtime EWU professor and Spokesman-Review classical music critic, dies at 81

Travis Suttle Rivers, a retired Eastern Washington University music professor and prolific critic of the Spokane Symphony, covering hundreds of performances for the Spokesman-Review, died Sunday, July 21. He was …


Spokane Symphony names James Lowe as next music director

James Lowe, who beat out 188 applicants to succeed Eckart Preu, was formally introduced during a news conference at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Spokane Symphony names James Lowe as next music director

“I’m so excited to roll up my sleeves and get working,” Lowe said, praising the orchestra, the Fox theater and the community support he saw in Spokane.


Boxer Chauncy Welliver to join Mateusz Wolski in ‘M Show: Percussion Edition’

“The M Show: Percussion Edition” will be held at the Washington Cracker Co. Building on May 23 and 24.


Departing Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu leaves an exceptional legacy

Had this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony been planned as an audition by Eckart Preu for the position of principal conductor and music director of the orchestra, they could …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019

After 15 years, Eckart Preu sets down his Spokane Symphony baton

Preu will lead the symphony for the final time during “Classics 10: Eckart’s Farewell,” Saturday and Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


Musical sampler: Pink Martini returns to Spokane’s Fox theater, and the conga line forms at the back

Portland’s funky and jazzy “little orchestra” has a soft spot for Spokane.


Ogren inspires as final candidate for Spokane Symphony music director

The fifth shoe dropped on Saturday night, when Jayce Ogren, the last of five candidates we were to hear for the position of music director of the Spokane Symphony, led …


Music director finalist Jayce Ogren to lead Spokane Symphony in works by Barber, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky

Ogren will lead the Spokane Symphony during “Classics 9: Russian Virtuosity” on Saturday and Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Festival at Sandpoint continues traditions of Family Concert, Spokane Symphony

The Family Concert will be Aug. 4, and the Spokane Symphony will perform Aug. 11.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019

Spokane Symphony’s 2019-20 season features Masterworks, Holiday Pops with Vanessa Williams, and more movies

Tickets for series, mini-series and extras that can be added to a series subscription go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.


Concert review: Talent on display, choice for symphony director tougher than ever

There may have been some in the audience of this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony who harbored a secret wish that the concerts had not gone so well as …