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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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …