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Spokane Symphony schedules ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ for Sept. 12-13 at the Fox

The Spokane Symphony announced this morning that “Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert” with the Spokane Symphony has been rescheduled for Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 13 …

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Unfortunate finish can’t dampen Spokane Symphony’s hopes for fall return

After the coronavirus sadled the Spokane Symphony with an unlucky end to its 2019-20 season, symphony management look forward to the next season for a better turnout.

Spokane Symphony struggles in face of concert cancellations

Concert cancellations in the wake of the coronavirus have left Spokane Symphony management in a whirlwind as they try to minimize losses.

Fox Theater, Spokane Symphony will reschedule concerts through April 10 in wake of coronavirus

The theater in downtown Spokane will go dark for a month as the nation grapples with a potentially virus.

Fiddler Eileen Ivers celebrates roots of the music with Spokane Symphony

This weekend, after nearly a decade, the Spokane Symphony will welcome Grammy Award winner and nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Eileen Ivers back to Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox for …

Morihiko Nakahara leads the Spokane Symphony in a triumphant survey of American music

How fortunate Spokane is not only to have secured the talents of James Lowe as the new principal conductor and music director of the Spokane Symphony, but also to have …

Spokane Symphony Masterworks series takes a jazzy turn

Stephen Williamson, principal clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, joins the Spokane Symphony for a program full of American composers this weekend.

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 …

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 …

‘Masterworks 5’ celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday, legacy

Conductor Mark Russell Smith will lead the Spokane Symphony and violinist Augustin Hadelich at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday and Sunday.

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 …

Decade in Review: Arts and Culture in the Inland Northwest

Sold-out shows from some of the biggest national artists, the debut of a local, annual exhibition of local art and new buildings, people and shows in the theater scene. They …

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: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

‘Be open to whatever comes’: Vanessa Williams mentors black women, girls ahead of Spokane concerts

Singer and actor Vanessa Williams, who first rose to fame as the first African American Miss America, met with a group of young black women and girls ahead of her …

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

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.