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UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 25, 2015

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

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

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 …


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 …