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Hundreds turn out for symphony benefit

A benefit concert by and for the musicians of the Spokane Symphony, who went on strike Nov. 3, was packed with supporters Saturday night. The Shadle Park High School auditorium, …


Striking symphony musicians plan benefit concert, forum

The striking musicians of the Spokane Symphony are planning a show of their own Saturday. Five symphony performances have been canceled since the musicians announced the strike Nov. 3. With …


Symphony cancels four additional concerts

The Spokane Symphony announced Wednesday that several more performances will be canceled as its musicians continue to strike. Spokane Symphony Board President Peter Moye said in a news release that …


Orchestra, board hope to talk soon

Both sides in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever strike say they hope to meet again this week to resolve a dispute that’s already canceled one performance. The musicians and symphony …


Picket replaces symphony performance

Musicians of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra took to the picket lines Saturday instead of the stage. The musicians, who announced Friday night they were going on strike after months of …


Symphony musicians strike after talks fail

The show won’t go on – at least not tonight. Musicians in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra are going on strike amid an ongoing contract dispute.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, 8:23 p.m.

Symphony musicians reject offer, concert cancelled

The Spokane Symphony musicians will go on strike effective at 5 p.m. Saturday, forcing cancellation of Saturday’s SuperPops concert.


Symphony review: A new take on Dvorak’s piece

People who are not familiar with classical music may wonder why those who are will listen repeatedly to the same piece of music. The simple reason is that a great …


Book Notes: GU Writers Series hosts poet Eklund

Poet and Morehead State University professor George Eklund will be at Gonzaga University this week as part of the college’s Visiting Writers Series. The Kentucky writer will talk in the …


Spotlight: Short films, documentaries launch GLBT festival

The Spokane GLBT Film Festival will kick off Friday with an evening of short films and documentaries. The festival continues through Sunday. All screenings will be at the Phase I …


Dramatic works for Classics 3

Only two short weeks since overwhelming us with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and music director Eckart Preu will perform three works in the third concert …


Symphony review: Mahler work gets sublime treatment

How far can you travel from Spokane in one hour and 20 minutes? By car, you can reach Moses Lake; by plane, Portland. If you took a seat in the …


Blasi, McCormick lead ‘Resurrection’

The Spokane Symphony and music director Eckart Preu will present Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” by Gustav Mahler. Joining in the performance will be the Spokane Symphony Chorale, directed by Julián …


Trifonov’s performance launches symphony season

Those who attended the opening concert of the Spokane Symphony’s season at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox had a close encounter with the power of music to thrill, …


Spokane Symphony’s opening concert thrilling, powerful

Those who attended the opening concert of the Spokane Symphony’s season at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox had a close encounter with the power of music to thrill, …


‘Russian Adventure’ kicks off season

When the Spokane Symphony opens its season this weekend with “A Russian Adventure,” one of the featured pieces will have some special meaning for music director Eckart Preu. Preu, who …


In season 9 with symphony, Preu still conducts from the heart

Growing up in 1970s East Germany, Eckart Preu was, by his own account, no wunderkind. “I was always in the middle,” he recalled. “The lower end of middle.”


Tradition triumphs

Thousands of people packed picnics and set up lawn chairs this Labor Day for the Spokane Symphony at Comstock Park. “It’s really a gift to the community,” symphony spokeswoman Annie …


Spotlight: As if on Q, de Lancie to assist Interplayers

John de Lancie, who played the meddlesome Q on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” is coming to Spokane in November to lend a hand to Interplayers Professional Theatre. De Lancie …


String Quartet unveils 2012-’13 lineup

The Spokane String Quartet has announced its 2012-’13 season, with works by Ludwig von Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonin Dvorak and Franz Schubert among the pieces to …


Symphony review: Virtuosos rise to ‘Quixote’ challenge

This spring in Spokane has been fertile for fanciers of fine cello playing. The Northwest Bach Festival concluded on March 18 with a performance of J.S. Bach’s cello suites 1-3 …


Spotlight: ‘Groom’ arrives to celebrate Bing’s 109th birthday

Thursday would have been Bing Crosby’s 109th birthday. To celebrate, the Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater will hold a birthday gathering and show Crosby’s 1951 film “Here Comes the …


Preu-led symphony pays tribute to Titanic

“Unsinkable!” That’s what the designers and builders of the Titanic claimed. On an April night in 1912, Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the cold waters of the North …


Symphony review: Concert expands listeners’ horizons

In contrast to their Classic Series, the Casual Classics concerts by the Spokane Symphony offer a glimpse of works and, sometimes, composers who are off the beaten path. In this …


Symphony review: The passion and joy born of tribulation

We all suffer; it is an inescapable fact of human life. Disappointment, toil and loss give shape to our lives, as do love, joy and achievement. Only a few of …


Expect perfection at ‘Percussion’

When the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of music director Eckart Preu, performs “Percussion and Pathetique” this weekend, they will be joined by a big-name guest. Nebojsa Zivkovic is …


Spotlight: Percussionist Zivkovic to play with symphony

The upcoming Spokane Symphony concert will feature an appearance by a percussionist who will perform his own marimba concerto. Nebojsa Zivkovic, a native of Serbia now based in Germany, will …


Review: Singers add drama to symphony stage

Four fine young singers joined Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra on Friday for a delightful evening of arias, ensembles and orchestral works from the world of opera. The …


Spotlight: MAC extends chance to view ‘Seeing Impressionism’

Good news for all you procrastinators. You’ll have even more time to see the “Seeing Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest” exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. …


In the Spotlight!

Pat Metheny, Savion Glover, the Shaolin Warriors, the Mario Bros., and John Steinbeck (at least in spirit) are all on the way to the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox …