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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 11:16 a.m.

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, 10:10 p.m.

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, 6:56 a.m.

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, 12:40 p.m.

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, 8:21 p.m.

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, 12:29 p.m.

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, 8:44 p.m.

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, 11:45 a.m.

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, 10:20 a.m.

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, 12:06 p.m.

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, 8:50 a.m.

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 …


Music director finalist Arthur Arnold to lead Spokane Symphony in works by Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Bartók

“Classics 8” will be Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


Spokane Symphony gets adventurous in live performance of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Mark Russell Smith will conduct the sold-out performance at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


Concert review: Conductor Rei Hotoda rises to demanding program

Even under ordinary circumstances, the seventh Classics concert of the season by the Spokane Symphony would have attracted special attention by virtue of its program. Circumstances, however, are not ordinary. …


Music director finalist Rei Hotoda leads Spokane Symphony in works by Korngold, Shostakovich

“Classics 7” also features guest violinist Angelo Xiang Yu performing Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto.


‘Marshall Arts’: The Marshall family excels in all things creative

John, Lynne and James Marshall are members of the Spokane Symphony, and Jeanne Marshall is a master of nearly every artistic medium out there


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.”


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Concert review: James Lowe makes a strong debut with the Spokane Symphony

Soloist Haochen Zhang proved himself to be a marvel in his performance of Liszt’s second piano concerto.


Music director finalist James Lowe leads Spokane Symphony in ‘Classics 6’

“Classics 6: Passion’s Pursuit,” which also features guest pianist Haochen Zhang, will be Saturday and Sunday at the Fox.


Billy Joel brings singer Michael Cavanaugh from bars to Broadway

The Tony-nominated singer will perform with the Spokane Symphony as part of “The Music of Billy Joel.”


Spokane Symphony rocks out at the Fox for music of Queen

The show may have been at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, and members of the Spokane Symphony may have been on stage, but what transpired on Friday night …


Singer Brody Dolyniuk channels Freddie Mercury for ‘Music of Queen’ concerts with Spokane Symphony

Body Dolyniuk will channel Freddie Mercury with the Spokane Symphony on Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s show sold quickly, but seats for Friday’s show remain.