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Celebrating ‘Opera’s Greatest Hits’

Four rising stars of the opera and concert world will join music director Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra for an evening of the most famous operatic music ever …


Symphony review: ‘Russian’ concert inspires, thrills

The Spokane Symphony chose the name “Russian Drama” for this weekend’s concerts at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Many, however, may have wondered what was Russian about the …


As the symphony turns

It’s easy to identify a few key motifs in the Spokane Symphony’s just-announced 2012-13 season: Super-sized works: The Spokane Symphony is going massive – in ambition and in sheer numbers …


From Russia with love? Symphony offers selection

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra is heading to Russia for its annual education focused concerts. “Russian Drama” features “Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3” by Ottorino Respighi; Symphony No. 7, …


Mead sophomore is symphony’s winning essayist

William Henzler, a sophomore at Mead High School, has won the Spokane Symphony’s 2012 high school essay contest. Henzler entered the contest for extra credit on a humanities assignment. Henzler …


Spotlight: ‘Jersey Boys’ will hit Spokane this fall

WestCoast Entertainment has announced that “Jersey Boys,” the lauded Broadway musical, will play a three-week engagement in Spokane this fall. The play, which tells the story of Frankie Valli and …


Great American vocalist

The Spokane Symphony will explore the Great American Songbook with vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway during Saturday’s SuperPops concert, “Broadway’s Greatest Gifts.” This performance, with resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara, will include …


Spotlight: Spokane band wins EMP competition

The Experience Music Project’s Sound Off competition for young bands has a new champion, and that champion is from Spokane. Nude, a four-piece, was crowned March 7 after performing against …


Symphony review: A glimpse at Mozart’s social network

In keeping with the Casual Classics motif, the crowd that packed the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Friday night was casual in their dress but thoroughly serious and …


Spotlight: Whitworth to screen Kaplan documentary

John Kaplan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who worked at The Spokesman-Review in the early 1980s, will present a documentary about his battle with lymphoma at Whitworth University on March 15. …


Symphony review: Rote leadership diminishes concert

Danail Rachev kept looking at his watch. Onstage Saturday night at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, the guest conductor was delivering a lecture before leading the Spokane Symphony …


Symphony offers ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Two weeks ago the Spokane Symphony gave a brilliant and virtuoistic performance of Igor Stravinsky’s landmark music from “Petrushka.” This weekend, Stravinsky’s lighter, neo-classic gem Divertimento from the ballet “The …


Symphony review: Music, dance tell of Hawaii

The warm feeling flowed both ways Saturday night at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, as the Brothers Cazimero shared the Hawaiian music they have performed all over the …


Cazimero brothers lend island sounds to symphony

The Spokane Symphony is promising audiences a bit of warmth this weekend as the Brothers Cazimero bring traditional Hawaiian songs and dance to the stage Saturday. The symphony will perform …


Orchestra review: The highs and lows of interpretation

Saturday’s concert of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox illustrated both the benefits and the risks of building a program out of acclaimed masterpieces. …


Spotlight: Symphony extends Preu, Nakahara’s contracts

It looks like Eckart Preu and Morihiko Nakahara are sticking around. The Spokane Symphony on Wednesday announced it had reached contract agreements with Preu, the music director, and Nakahara, the …


Holiday Pops concert puts Santa in the conductor’s role

The Big Man himself, Santa Claus, will hop onto the podium and conduct “Sleigh Ride,” in one of the many traditions surrounding the Spokane holiday staple, the Spokane Symphony’s Holiday …


In its 25th season, Children’s Chorus enjoys global reach

When the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus was born 25 years ago, it consisted of less than a dozen young singers. Today, the singers are still young, but the organization itself? …


Christmas Tree Elegance is twice as nice this year

Spokane’s annual Christmas Tree Elegance will be twice as elegant this holiday season. Elaborately decorated themed trees, with accompanying prize packages, will be raffled not only at the usual location, …


Symphony review: Cellist taps passion in concerto

Ralph Kirshbaum, distinguished cellist and educator, came to Spokane to perform with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. It was a gift that few in the audience Saturday night, who had slipped …


Spotlight: Holiday season offers bevy of events

The holidays are nearly upon us, with dozens of related arts events on the way. When I say dozens, that’s no exaggeration. Yet I wanted to pick out a few …


Spokane Symphony goes back to Dvorak

Eckart Preu has given himself a present: a fresh, new score of the Dvorak Cello Concerto. Of course, the Spokane Symphony already had a score of the piece. Preu himself …


Spotlight: Davenport Arts District ends with a $17,000 bang

The Davenport Arts District has ended its 25-year legacy in Spokane with one final generous act: It has donated $17,000 to the Spokane Arts Fund, the nonprofit organization of the …


Hip harmonies

“Cool and Swingin’ ” is the title of Saturday’s Spokane Symphony SuperPops concert, which should be your first hint that this will not be a solemn evening of Baroque harpsichord. …


Review: Silence adds power to magnificent performance

Saturday evening’s performance by the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, under the masterful direction of Eckart Preu, was sublime in nearly all respects. The string section and single chime prepared …


Symphony mixes Pärt, Bach, Brahms

The Spokane Symphony Orchestra and Chorale will perform blessed music by Arvo Pärt, Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms this weekend at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The …


Symphony review: Accordion tango proves hard to match

The marketing slogan for this year’s Spokane Symphony season is simply “Say WOW.” Music Director Eckart Preu explains: “One of our goals this year is to surprise you at every …


Spotlight: Local writer Spatz tops Spokane Arts Awards

The City of Spokane Arts Awards will be presented at the City Council meeting Monday, and here’s the list of winners:


Fain, Spokane Symphony team up for weekend concerts

Vanity Fair says that “violinist Tim Fain plays like a virtuoso and thinks like a cinematographer.” Fain, after all, appeared onscreen in the Oscar-nominated “Black Swan.” His character was The …


Review: Symphony soars, has plenty to Like

Friday evening’s performance by the Spokane Symphony really compelled the listener to, in the words of the orchestra’s marketing campaign, “Say WOW.” While “Casual Classics” may be the title of …