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Locals, pros unite for magic of ‘Nutcracker’

For some Spokane children, visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy have been dancing in their heads since September. That’s when 81 children, ages 6 to 19, started rehearsing for this …


Early exposure, lifelong love

Cellist Edward Arron estimates that he plays about 120 concerts a year around the country, and this weekend he’ll be adding Spokane to his ever-growing list of concert stops. Arron …


Classic Christmas magic

It’s a holiday tradition: Every year before Christmas, several different productions of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker” come out of the woodwork, each of them attempting to put its own …


Mendes’ broad appeal proves he’s boss of bossa nova

Few artists have experienced a career as long and varied as Sergio Mendes’. The Brazilian-born Mendes, who performs some of his classics with the Spokane Symphony this weekend, was one …


Mendes’ broad appeal proves he’s boss of bossa nova

Few artists have experienced a career as long and varied as Sergio Mendes’. The Cuban-born Mendes, who performs some of his classics with the Spokane Symphony this weekend, was one …


Preu takes listeners on journey through mystery, delight and sorrow

Eckart Preu, music director of the Spokane Symphony, chose to open the third in this season’s Classics Series at The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox with “King Tide” (1999), …


Performance a ‘privilege’ for soprano

This weekend, the Spokane Symphony continues its current Classics season with a program that puts the Spokane Symphony Chorale in the spotlight. The symphony will be joined by Canadian soprano …


Chorale gives symphony a fuller voice

In the latest installment of our ongoing Meet the Musicians series, which focuses on members of the Spokane Symphony, we sat down with Julián Gómez Giraldo, who has directed the …


Inaugural symphonies explore color, rhythm, melody

If rhythm, melody, form and color are the foundations of music – as we were taught – then Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony have explored all four with us …


Percussionists provide ‘sound effects’

Whenever we preview upcoming Spokane Symphony concerts, we tend to focus our pieces on the traveling soloists or the featured composers. For this year’s season, we’ve decided to shine a …


Pianist Yang puts her all into music

Joyce Yang isn’t yet 30 years old, and already the South Korean-born pianist is on her way to becoming one of the most famous and decorated classical musicians in the …


Pianist Yang puts her all into music

Joyce Yang isn’t yet 30 years old, and already the South Korean-born pianist is on her way to becoming one of the most famous and decorated classical musicians in the …


The King’s musical legacy

It’s amazing now to think that Elvis Presley was ever regarded with anything but blind adulation, but his appearance on “The Milton Berle Show” in 1956 (the first time many …


Couple’s harmonious sound starts in separate places

The Spokane Symphony opens its 2014-15 season this weekend, and the orchestra, along with conductor Eckart Preu, will be joined by the duo of Gil Garburg and Sivan Silver. The …


Spokane Symphony musicians approve new contract with raises

The Spokane Symphony Board of Trustees and musicians have reached a new two-year labor agreement that will increase musicians’ salaries by 7.5 percent.


This weekend, it’s time to see what you can do

The kids are singing a tune these days. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called “Let It Go.” The Spokane Symphony will play along in two concerts this holiday weekend, …


A peak musical experience

It might be the most famous four notes in all of classical music: The opening motif of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is stirring and evocative in ways that …


Spotlight: Mural project aims to hide downtown crater

People have wondered for six years about the pit at the corner of Third and Division in downtown Spokane that was once called St. John’s Lutheran Church. After the century-old …


Spotlight: Symphony earns award for programming prowess

Spokane Symphony conductor and music director Eckart Preu often talks about blending blockbusters with more eclectic pieces when he’s creating the symphony’s program each year. It seems his penchant for …


Power of three

Cheyenne Jackson is good at putting on a character. Whether he’s getting “All Shook Up” on Broadway, being seduced by Liz Lemon on TV’s “30 Rock,” or fighting against an …


Spokane Symphony closes out classics series with Prokofiev, Mussorgsky

Sergei Eisenstein was one of the most influential filmmakers of his era, a director, writer and film theorist who helped establish basic cinematic grammar. Over the course of his career, …


Symphony closes out classics series with Prokofiev, Mussorgsky

Sergei Eisenstein was one of the most influential filmmakers of his era, a director, writer and film theorist who helped establish basic cinematic grammar. Over the course of his career, …


Video game tunes get symphonic lift

When he was 10 years old, Tommy Tallarico started putting on “video game concerts” for the kids in his neighborhood. He’d traipse down to the local arcade, armed with his …


Visiting soprano Wagner helps symphony celebrate Strauss

It’s one of the most famous opening moments in movie history. As Stanley Kubrick’s seminal science-fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey” begins, we watch as the sun slowly rises above …


Symphony electrifies with spring sounds

As of this week, spring has officially sprung, and the Spokane Symphony is celebrating with its third Symphony With a Splash concert program. Conductor Eckart Preu deliberately put together a …


Spokane Symphony Orchestra concert a technical marvel

It seems that two classical music buffs cannot converse for two minutes without using the word “technique.” Saturday’s concert of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra at the Martin Woldson Theater at …


Japanese violinist Shoji makes Spokane stop

Before taking off on an extensive international tour, renowned Japanese violinist Sayaka Shoji has scheduled just two concert stops in the U.S. One was in Washington D.C. The other will …


Shoji makes Spokane stop

Before taking off on an extensive international tour, renowned Japanese violinist Sayaka Shoji has scheduled just two concert stops in the U.S. One was in Washington D.C. The other will …


Tribute show celebrates an era, pays homage to songwriter Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern was one of the most influential and prolific theatrical composers of the early 20th century, yet his name is on fewer modern tongues than many of his contemporaries. …


Tribute show celebrates an era, pays homage to songwriter

Jerome Kern was one of the most influential and prolific theatrical composers of the early 20th century, yet his name is on fewer modern tongues than many of his contemporaries. …