Classics

Classics 9: Musical Sorcery

Eckart Preu, conductor

Valentina Lisitsa, piano


Johann Sebastian Bach / Sinfonia in D Major BWV 1045
John Adams / Dr. Atomic Symphony
Paul Dukas / The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sergei Rachmaninoff / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Ukranian-born Valentina Lisitsa, a social media darling with more than 62 million views on YouTube, performs the virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Her self-assured, expressive style is well-suited to Rachmaninoff's  enthralling and diabolical dance. Also presented is Dukas' dramatic Sorcerer's Apprentice, made famous by the Disney-animated movie, Fantasia. Accompanying this program is a piece by the most frequently performed American composer of our time: John Adams. His Doctor Atomic Symphony, about the first nuclear bomb test, is based on his opera of the same name. Cast in a single movement, it bundles its energy to an emotional meltdown with a humanistic message.

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One hour before each Classics Series concert, the conductor, and selected guests present background material on the music and composers to be featured in the evening's repertoire. FREE for all ticket holders. 

Ticket Information:

Ticket prices are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Performances

04/18/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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04/19/15
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Underwriters

Classics 10: Spokane's Own Patricia Bartell Plays Piazzolla

Eckart Preu, conductor 
Patricia Bartell, accordion


Frank Zappa / Dupree's Paradise 
Astor Piazzolla / Bandoneón Concerto 
Camille Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3, "Organ Symphony"
 
Spokane resident Patricia Bartell is an accordion virtuoso par excellence and President of the World Trophy Accordion U.S.A. Organization. Bartell's "hypnotically beautiful tone" (Spokesman-Review) delivers the romance and poignancy that Piazzolla's tango-infused classical music demands. Frank Zappa has never ceased to provoke and grab America's imagination, and Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 will fill Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox with the mighty sounds of the organ.

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Accordion virtuoso Patricia Bartell's website

One hour before each Classics Series concert, the conductor, and selected guests present background material on the music and composers to be featured in the evening's repertoire. FREE for all ticket holders. 

Ticket Information:

Ticket prices are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Performances

05/09/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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05/10/15
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Underwriters

SuperPops

SuperPops 6: Pink Martini

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor


The Spokane Symphony closes the SuperPops season with a much-anticipated visit from Pink Martini! The "little orchestra" captivates audiences with its genre-crossing songbook of vintage jazz, classical, Latin and old-fashioned pop. Pink Martini's music has appeared on numerous TV shows and movies, been used as the setup track for Microsoft Windows, sold at Starbucks and greeted astronauts at the International Space Station. As is typical for the band worldwide, Pink Martini sold out its 2013 concert at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. 

Please note: Due to high demand, exchanges will not be allowed into this program.


Ticket Information:

Ticket prices are $38, $53, $60 and $72. Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.


Performances

04/25/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Underwriters

Symphony With a Splash
Soiree

Chamber Soiree at the Spokane Club 3: Spring

The always diverse ensembles from outstanding musicians of the orchestra provide exciting chamber music in an intimate setting. The Spokane Club opens its doors to the elegant Georgian Room, where table seating includes local wines paired with hors d'oeuvres and dessert designed to tease your palette. Ticket holders may call ahead to reserve a pre-concert dinner at the Club's Burgundy's restaurant, a delicious privilege extended to all Soiree attendees.

Food for this event will be created by Chef Robert McDaniel, the new Executive Chef at the Spokane Club. He brings over 30 years' experience in the food and beverage industry, serving as Executive Chef at some of the finest private city and country clubs in the U.S. including The Club at Black Rock. 

Music selections will be posted closer to the performances.

Ticket Information:

Ticket prices are $28 for General Admission and $48 for table seating (includes wine and small bites). Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Performances

04/21/15
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
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04/22/15
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
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Underwriters

Nutcracker
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