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Symphony brings music where the kids are

There’s a scene in the movie “The Incredibles” in which babysitter Kari is assuring Helen “Elastigirl” Parr that she’s up to the task of watching baby Jack Jack. They’ll work …


Spotlight: Trio of comics lined up for Bada Bing! on Sept. 13

The third show in the Bada Bing! comedy series is set for Sept. 13 at the Bing Crosby Theater. Local funnyman Ken Habib will open the show with a short …


Winery provides idyllic backdrop for symphony Soiree

Combining the spell of long summer nights with the elegance of the symphony, Soiree on the Edge features the Spokane Symphony, as conducted by Eckart Preu, at the picturesque Arbor …


Winery provides idyllic backdrop for symphony Soiree

Combining the spell of long summer nights with the elegance of the symphony, Soiree on the Edge features the Spokane Symphony, as conducted by Eckart Preu, at the picturesque Arbor …


Virtuoso Conrad Tao carries Beethoven’s burden for Spokane Symphony

As a grand finale to the 2012-13 season, the Spokane Symphony’s music director, Eckart Preu, conceived the idea of a three-concert festival featuring all of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos, …


Symphony ends season with Beethoven bonanza

Conductor Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra will join with acclaimed pianist Conrad Tao for two concerts to close the 2012-13 season. The 18-year-old superstar will perform all five …


Symphony ends season with Beethoven bonanza

Conductor Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra will join with acclaimed pianist Conrad Tao for two concerts to close the 2012-13 season. The 18-year-old superstar will perform all five …


Spokane Symphony partners with schools for concerts

The first day the small group of Garfield Elementary students gathered in the music room, their teacher told them they’d been hired by the Spokane Symphony for a special performance. …


Spotlight: Symphony group hosts ‘Gatsby’ party

The Spokane Symphony Society is hosting a “Great Gatsby” themed fundraising party next week. “The Great Gatsby: A Conversation, Music and Movie” will feature a screening of the 1974 film …


Review: Romance conquers Spokane Symphony

The romantic movement that dominated European culture in the 19th century produced countless musical masterpieces that continue to draw audiences to concert halls. Three diverse examples of musical romanticism formed …


Spotlight: Symphony adds Tao to guest list

The Spokane Symphony has adjusted its concert schedule in early May after a hand injury sidelined one of the planned guest artists. Gil Garburg, of the renowned piano duo Silver-Garburg, …


Out of this world

Last weekend, Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony tantalized listeners with a “truncated allusion” to “Also sprach Zarathustra” during a lesser-known Richard Strauss piece. Next season, they’ll deliver the entire …


Review: Spokane Symphony guides listeners to music’s meaning

How does music mean? If we ask, rather, “What does music mean,” the answer, of course, is “nothing,” for meaning is not intrinsic to a work of art, but an …


Spotlight: Ward repeats as winner at Washington poetry event

Langston Ward, a senior at Mead High School, has repeated his first-place win in a statewide poetry recitation competition. As Washington’s Poetry Out Loud champion, Ward won an expenses-paid trip …


Review: Symphony uses Spanish flair to impart color

One of the great joys of orchestral music is that it can be enjoyed in many different ways. One can listen for beautiful melodies or delightful combinations of instrumental sounds, …


Guitarist Vieaux to lead musical tour of Spain

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Eckart Preu will – metaphorically at least – visit Spain for this weekend’s pair of concerts. The orchestra will tackle works either …


Aubrey Hamilton wins symphony essay contest

Tenth-grader Aubrey Hamilton won the Spokane Symphony’s third annual essay contest. The essay topic this year was “Reflections on a Spanish Theme.” Hamilton is home-schooled.


Review: Violinist, symphony give magnificent show

We lovers of concert music in Spokane are much indebted to the generosity of individual benefactors and foundations. Thanks to gifts from the Johnston-Fix and Mary Jewett Gaiser foundations, weekend …


Violinist Gluzman tackles Tchaikovsky

It’s a program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner on the bill this weekend for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and conductor Eckart Preu. Violinst Vadim Gluzman is the guest soloist for …


Book Notes: Slam poet Chris Cook will read at Auntie’s

Chris Cook, Spokane’s top ranked slam poet and a trumpeter with the Spokane Symphony, will make a return trip to Auntie’s Book Store this month to read from his collection …


Symphony review: Berlioz’s vision brought to life

The splendid auditorium of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox is a veritable riot of color: flamingo pink, pea green, azure, teal, rose, silver and gold, all simultaneously calling …


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 …


Spotlight: Bing launches two film series

The Bing Crosby Theater is kicking off two new film series this year. The Cinema Encore Series begins Saturday, with a screening of the James Bond classic “Dr. No.”


Local performing arts scene just heating up

The winter-spring performing arts season in Spokane is jammed full of familiar names: • Comedian and motormouth Robin Williams.


Spotlight: Balazs, Gendron, Schindler go ‘Wall to Wall’ at SFCC

This past week, the Fine Arts Gallery at Spokane Falls Community College opened its door to a full exhibit. Packed full.


Review: Symphony returns in style for Holiday Pops concert

Leading Saturday’s Holiday Pops concert by the Spokane Symphony and Spokane Symphony Chorale at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox was the orchestra’s resident conductor, Morihiko Nakahara. His impish …


Symphony musicians end strike; OK two-year pact

The Spokane Symphony musicians and board of directors announced Tuesday they reached an agreement settling a monthlong strike. After a weekend of intense bargaining, the musicians voted Monday night to …


Clark: Blame my Powerball ticket for symphony strife

My surefire plan to end the Spokane Symphony strike failed miserably Wednesday night with the following depressing announcement. The winning Powerball tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri.


Spokane Symphony musicians’ lives busy, varied

Cellist Roberta Bottelli has several jobs. The foundation of her livelihood comes from her position as one of the Spokane Symphony’s core musicians, who made $17,460 a year under the …


‘Nutcracker’ will use recorded music if labor talks fail

Spokane Symphony management and musicians are returning to the bargaining table this week in an effort to reach a contract agreement before “The Nutcracker” ballet begins. If the dispute isn’t …