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Spokane Symphony concert in Liberty Lake postponed

A free Spokane Symphony concert in Liberty Lake that had been scheduled for Saturday has been postponed by a day because of expected rain.


Spokane Symphony playing weekend concerts in Comstock, Pavillion parks

Every year it’s the same: The Spokane Symphony’s Labor Day weekend concerts open with “The Star-Spangled Banner” and close with P.I. Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” The free concerts – one is …


Symphony soiree brings fresh sounds to fresh air

The Spokane Symphony’s Soiree on the Edge offers a refreshing change of pace from traditional orchestral concerts. The annual event is held at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, with the orchestra …


Maestro Gunther Schuller dies at 89

Renowned composer and conductor Gunther Schuller, who had strong ties to Spokane and spent 20 years as artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, died Sunday in Boston. He was …


‘King Size Recliners’ hit Regal Cinemas

The Regal Cinemas at NorthTown soon will offer a big comfort of home: reclining seats. The theater is replacing all its seats with recliners that feature footrests. According to a …


Review: Accordionist Patricia Bartell sweeps symphony with solo

Two of the brightest planets in Spokane’s musical firmament teamed up this weekend, when accordionist Patricia Bartell joined Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra on the stage of the …


Concert lets accordionist ‘play outside the box’

The Spokane Symphony’s season comes to an end this weekend with a concert that neatly illustrates just how diverse an average program is: The composers represented in the season closer …


Symphony No. 2015-16

Let’s start with the new. A two-film series. A collaboration with Opera Coeur d’Alene. Guest performances from Sheena Easton, and Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. A host of visiting pianists, …


Bernstein anchors symphony’s Mideast tour

Considering that this weekend’s Symphony Classics program is being advertised as a musical tour of the Middle East, it may seem unusual that the whole thing centers on a famous …


Symphony premieres Thai composer’s tribute to Spokane’s Welty

Tonight’s Symphony with a Splash concert is special for a couple reasons: Not only will it serve as a 100th birthday celebration for Spokane humanitarian and benefactor Dr. Elizabeth Welty, …


Symphony premieres Thai composer’s tribute to Spokane’s Welty

Tonight’s Symphony with a Splash concert is special for a couple reasons: Not only will it serve as a 100th birthday celebration for Spokane humanitarian and benefactor Dr. Elizabeth Welty, …


Collaboration charts new artistic ground

The organizers of Friday’s Spokane Symphony and Terrain collaboration, “Uncharted Territory,” are keeping details a little vague. Intentionally. “This is something that not many orchestras, if any, have done in …


Collaboration charts new artistic ground

The organizers of tonight’s Spokane Symphony and Terrain collaboration, “Uncharted Territory,” are keeping details a little vague. Intentionally. “This is something that not many orchestras, if any, have done in …


Guest vocalist sings Irish songs from the heart

Although singer-songwriter Cathie Ryan was born in Detroit, she’s a native of Ireland at heart. Ryan’s music blends traditional Irish songs with American folk sensibilities, and this weekend she and …


Guest vocalist sings Irish songs from the heart

Although singer-songwriter Cathie Ryan was born in Detroit, she’s a native of Ireland at heart. Ryan’s music blends traditional Irish songs with American folk sensibilities, and this weekend she and …


Spokane Symphony review: Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ wows audience into silence

Music director Eckart Preu chose to open Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox with a performance of Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 …


Symphony highlights Austrian greats

While Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most popular composers of his era, his contemporary Franz Schubert toiled in relative obscurity: Both men were equally prolific writers, but while …


Mead High School junior wins Spokane Symphony essay contest

Emma Thackston won the Spokane Symphony’s fifth annual essay contest. This year’s theme is “Are There Connections Between Events in Artists’ Lives and Their Compositions?”


New assistant director for Spokane Symphony making debut with ‘Psycho’ concert

It’s nearly impossible to imagine now, but Alfred Hitchcock originally intended the shocking shower scene in his 1960 horror classic “Psycho” to be totally silent. The film’s composer, Bernard Herrmann, …


A modern approach to a 12th-century work

This weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony saw three debuts at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox: those of conductor Robert Moody, violinist Benjamin Beilman and composer Christopher Theofanidis, …


Violinist has world as his stage

Just a few days ago, violinist Benjamin Beilman was in Switzerland performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s violin concerto with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. This time next week, he’ll be in Mexico …


Master class lets students learn from the best

The day before its newest Classics concert, the Spokane Symphony will host one of its regular master classes, which allow a select group of music students to get advice from …


Violinist has world as his stage

Just a few days ago, violinist Benjamin Beilman was in Switzerland performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s violin concerto with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. This time next week, he’ll be in Mexico …


Lights, camera, music!

Some of the most indelible, memorable and emotionally resonant moments in cinema are closely associated with music: There’s something about the perfect marriage between image and song that burns into …


Expect power at symphony concert

Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu describes this weekend’s program as consisting of two small hills and a giant mountain. That’s not to say that one piece is better than the …


Expect power at symphony concert

Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu describes this weekend’s program as consisting of two small hills and a giant mountain. That’s not to say that one piece is better than the …


Symphony takes ‘Midwinter’ detour

Next week, the Spokane Symphony returns to their ongoing Classics series, filling the Fox Theater with the sounds of Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler. But tonight the symphony, along with …


Symphony takes ‘Midwinter’ detour

Next week, the Spokane Symphony returns to their ongoing Classics series, filling the Fox Theater with the sounds of Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler. But tonight the symphony, along with …


Symphony gets into the spirit with Holiday Pops

There’s something about a symphony that perfectly captures the feelings of Christmas, about orchestral music that seems to warm you up as the winter weather blusters outside. Led by conductor …


Symphony gets into the spirit with Holiday Pops

There’s something about a symphony that perfectly captures the feelings of Christmas, about orchestral music that seems to warm you up as the winter weather blusters outside. Led by conductor …