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Pianist interprets world through music

Pianist Jeremy Denk says he never plays a composition the same way twice. “A conductor I worked with in San Francisco asked me how I played a particular passage when …


Symphony brings classic score to life

“Casablanca” is a cultural touchstone, one of those Hollywood classics that, along with “The Wizard of Oz” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” exemplifies the enduring power and romance of cinema. …


Symphony brings classic score to life

“Casablanca” is a cultural touchstone, one of those Hollywood classics that, along with “The Wizard of Oz” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” exemplifies the enduring power and romance of cinema. …


Review: Pavel Baleff’s Spokane Symphony performance delivers, grandly

Those Spokane music lovers who braved the icy streets, overcame the terror of finding Arnold Schoenberg’s name on a concert program and made their way to the Martin Woldson Theater …


Pieces find inspiration through musical imitation

“Triumph and Delight,” the sixth installment of the Spokane Symphony’s ongoing Classics series, is all about influence, inspiration and even musical imitation. The program includes three pieces that show 19th- …


Review: Preu, Spokane Symphony give tour of Western composers

Is Eckart Preu the ideal music director for Spokane’s symphony orchestra? Signs point to yes. Nowadays, a music director must not only be a compelling conductor, but must show a …


Symphony heads south of the border

If there’s a blind spot in the general American’s knowledge of classical music, Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu believes it’s most likely the work of composers who hail from south …


Symphony rings in year with joy

Ludwig van Beethoven’s final symphony, his ninth, is one of the best known pieces of classical music and considered by many to be among the composer’s masterworks. Ted Libbey, in …


Symphony rings in year with joy

Ludwig van Beethoven’s final symphony, his ninth, is one of the best known pieces of classical music and considered by many to be among the composer’s masterworks. Ted Libbey, in …


Spotlight: Civic, Symphony team up for ‘Les Mis’

Jim Swoboda made quite a splash this fall in what was in essence his musical theater debut. In Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Les Miserables,” Swoboda walked into the challenging …


Symphony puts signature on Christmas

Christmas is a time when we get together with family to watch the same holiday specials, sing the same carols and squeeze into the same scratchy red and green sweaters …


Symphony puts signature on Christmas

Christmas is a time when we get together with family to watch the same holiday specials, sing the same carols and squeeze into the same scratchy red and green sweaters …


‘Les Miserables’ at The Fox pairs Spokane Symphony, Civic Theatre

Spokane Civic Theatre and the Spokane Symphony will team up for the first time in March to stage Civic’s production of “Les Miserables” on the stage at the Martin Woldson …


Putting a special touch on a holiday staple

It’s become as reliable a tradition as any: Every year around Christmas, like clockwork, P.I. Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet “The Nutcracker” is performed all over the world. The State Street Ballet, …


Review: Spokane Symphony ends on high note after dreary start

Another intriguing installment in the Spokane Symphony’s exploration of contemporary concert music appeared in Saturday’s concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, in the form of Anna Clyne’s …


Pianist riding career momentum

Jon Nakamatsu still remembers the first time he saw a piano: He was 4 years old, and it was love at first sight. “I immediately gravitated toward it,” Nakamatsu recalled, …


Pianist riding career momentum

Jon Nakamatsu still remembers the first time he saw a piano: He was 4 years old, and it was love at first sight. “I immediately gravitated toward it,” Nakamatsu recalled, …


Guest conductor teases out the jazz

The Fox Theater and the Spokane Symphony will be swinging this weekend. Under the direction of guest conductor Matt Catingub, and with his longtime drummer Steve Moretti and guest vocalist …


At Symphony with a Splash, eclectic lineup includes cocktails

The mission of Symphony with a Splash is multilayered. The Spokane Symphony program now in its second year aims to introduce the symphony to a new crowd. It wants to …


Spokane Symphony’s ‘Nutcracker’ to feature 76 youth dancers

Seventy-six local dancers are preparing for Christmas and the Spokane Symphony’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.” The dancers were among 115 children, ages 6-18, who auditioned for Peggy Goodner Tan, …


At Symphony with a Splash, eclectic lineup includes cocktails

The mission of Symphony with a Splash is multilayered. The Spokane Symphony program now in its second year aims to introduce the symphony to a new crowd. It wants to …


Spokane Symphony gives breath to praise

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” This simple injunction from Psalm 150 has inspired a great deal of music over the centuries, including each work performed this past …


Symphony pairing a perfect marriage

Dawn and Mateusz Wolski bring a new meaning to the word “harmony.” She’s an internationally renowned soprano opera singer, he’s a Polish violinist who’s been the concertmaster of the Spokane …


Symphony pairing a perfect marriage

Dawn and Mateusz Wolski bring a new meaning to the word “harmony.” She’s an internationally renowned soprano opera singer, he’s a Polish violinist who’s been the concertmaster of the Spokane …


Photo: Stealing the show

Take a bow: Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara congratulates Mullan Road Elementary School fourth-grader Peggy Sue Bristol, 9, after she guest-conducted the orchestra. All Spokane Public Schools fourth-graders attended …


Larry Lapidus: Contemporary symphony pieces challenge and delight

There was a time in the not too distant past when the surest way for a music director to drive a wedge between the orchestra and the public was put …


Instrumental encounter

Zuill Bailey’s first run-in with the cello was a literal one when he was just 4 years old. “One day after a concert, I went running backstage, and I knocked …


Instrumental encounter

Zuill Bailey’s first run-in with the cello was a literal one when he was just 4 years old. “One day after a concert, I went running backstage, and I knocked …


Review: Spokane Symphony opens on elegant note

The inaugural concert of the Spokane Symphony’s 2013-14 season at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox was exciting both in itself and as a bridge into what one hopes …


Spokane Symphony performance closes curtain on summer

Thousands of people gathered Monday evening at Spokane’s Comstock Park to unofficially say goodbye to summer. For almost 30 years, the Spokane Symphony has performed a free Labor Day concert …