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Shoji returns to the Fox for Mendelssohn violin concerto

Having floored Spokane audiences one year ago with her performances of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, Sayaka Shoji returned this weekend to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox to join …

Keeping the swing alive: Symphony SuperPops performs Ella Fitzgerald’s greatest hits

This weekend’s Symphony SuperPops concert, conducted by Jorge Luis Utzcátegui, features singer Patti Austin performing Ella Fitzgerald’s greatest hits.

Spokane Symphony hires new executive director

Jeff vom Saal comes to Spokane from the Marin Symphony in the Bay Area, with previous stops in Iowa and North Dakota.

Banding together: Music Innovates finds eager students at Holmes

On a Wednesday afternoon at Holmes Elementary School, the all-purpose room off the main entrance is filled with the sounds of musical scales and warm-ups. It’s the weekly rehearsal for …

Symphony blasts off to a galaxy far, far away

On Friday, the Spokane Symphony, under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara, will present a special program consisting entirely of John Williams’ famous “Star Wars” compositions.

Symphony review: Devotee of ‘French School’ lights up cello masterpiece

Audiences at this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony were treated to the first Spokane appearance by a rising star in the firmament of solo cellists, Maja Bogdanovic. She cast …

Renowned cellist recalls musical journey onto world stage

Originally from Yugoslavia and currently based in France, Maja Bogdanovic is a world-renowned cellist who will be performing with the Spokane Symphony this weekend. Bogdanovic will be featured on Cello …

Deer Park junior’s winning essay describes a composer’s palette

Aliya Thomas, a junior at Deer Park High School, won the Spokane Symphony’s fifth annual essay contest.

Spokane Symphony review: Guest conductor brings fresh perspective

Works by Fung, Tchaikovsky sparkle when the Spokane Symphony takes the lead from guest conductor Marco Parisotto.

Symphony tours Dante’s ‘Inferno’

Marco Parisotto’s nearly 35-year career as a conductor has taken him all over the world – to Paris, Shanghai, Korea and Poland. This weekend brings him to Washington for the …

‘City Lights,’ symphony close out SpIFF

Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” is one of those rare films that will make you laugh until you cry, and then, in its final moments, make you cry for real. It’s …

Herb Alpert still finds joy in the music

Jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert has plenty of accomplishments under his belt. With his band the Tijuana Brass, he scored a number of significant hits in the ’60s and ’70s, he …

Spokane Symphony review: “Don Juan,” Mozart, “Romeo and Juliet”

The Spokane Symphony began its 2016 concerts at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox by setting itself a new benchmark. We heard a performance of Richard Strauss’ popular tone …

Symphony welcomes guest pianist for ‘Love Hurts’ program

The Spokane Symphony’s latest Classics program goes by the title “Love Hurts,” and several of its pieces deal with adoration, heartbreak or loss in one way or another. The big …

Symphony adds concert of ‘Star Wars’ music

John Williams’ already immortal score will fill the Fox on March 4.

Symphony finishes year with an old favorite

It’s one of the most famous pieces of music ever written, featuring one of the most recognizable closing movements in history. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, known colloquially as Beethoven’s Ninth, …

Uzcátegui brings Venzuelan flavor to Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops

The Spokane Symphony’s upcoming Holiday Pops concert promises to feature some big names. Mozart. Handel. Bach. Santa. The annual Christmas spectacular, which lights up the Fox Theater this weekend, will …

Christmas Tree Elegance is ending fashion show luncheons

Christmas Tree Elegance, the Spokane Symphony’s long-running fundraiser, is dropping its fashion show luncheons this year. Instead, the event will feature one luncheon, on Dec. 9, with music by Spokane …

Stringing together the holidays

There’s a moment near the end of the second act of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s legendary ballet “The Nutcracker,” in a movement known as “The Waltz of the Flowers,” when the orchestra …

Symphony offers escape from the cold with ‘La Boheme’ for $1

Warms hearts and bodies with production of “La Boheme” at the Fox theater in Spokane.

Relatable ‘La Boheme’ holds up mirror to loves and parties of the past

Puccini’s timeless opera will be semi-staged this weekend by Opera Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane Symphony.

Spokane Symphony adds frightening score to silent classic, ‘Nosferatu’

Historical accounts differ about the first appearance of a vampire in cinema. Some say it was 1920 Russian film titled “Dracula,” though no copies are known to exist, and others …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 25, 2015, 10:24 p.m.

Symphony review: Scotland excursion an inspiring evening of music

Among his goals for the Spokane Symphony, Eckart Preu, the orchestra’s music director, includes the showcasing of its members, many of whose abilities stand comparison with the world’s finest musicians. …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 7 p.m.

Wolski steps into soloist role for symphony

The Spokane Symphony program, titled “Scottish Fantasies,” features three pieces that were written by non-Scots yet cull from the rich musical traditions of Scotland.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 11, 2015, 10:21 p.m.

Symphony review: Preu taps into nostalgia of early concert music

In assembling the program for this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, music director Eckart Preu sought to explore works shining light …

Spokane Symphony takes an American journey in weekend concerts

The compositions featured in the Spokane Symphony’s upcoming classics concert are meant to evoke the sights and sounds of America: The majesty of the Grand Canyon, the vibrancy of New …

Sheena Easton joins Spokane Symphony for season’s first SuperPops

Sheena Easton is best known for her ’80s pop radio hits, including “Strut,” “9 to 5 (Morning Train)” and “The Lover in Me,” as well as several successful collaborations with …

Review: Spokane Symphony opens season by evoking Mussorgsky’s genius

The themes running through Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the first of the 2015-16 season, examined how composers use musical means …

Spokane Symphony opens season with guest pianist Cecile Licad

After a long, dry summer, the Spokane Symphony finally makes its return to the Fox Theater this weekend. Its 70th season launches with “Russian Adventures,” which features a solo by …

Spokane Symphony opens season with guest pianist Cecile Licad

After a long, dry summer, the Spokane Symphony finally makes its return to the Fox Theater this weekend. Its 70th season launches with “Russian Adventures,” which features a solo by …