Classics

Classics 1: Opening Night with Silver-Garburg Duo

Eckart Preu, conductor
Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg, pianos


Chris Rogerson / Noble Pond 
Johann Sebastian Bach / Concerto 
    for Two Pianos in C, BWV 1061
Felix Mendelssohn / Concerto 
    for Two Pianos E Major
Johannes Brahms / Symphony No. 4

The Spokane Symphony launches its 2014-15 Season with a program of Romantic masterpieces. The concert begins with the haunting beauty of Chris Rogerson’s Noble Pond, and culminates with Brahms’s last symphony, his intensely passionate Fourth. We also welcome back the internationally acclaimed Silver-Garburg Piano Duo. Listen in awe as the married couple’s unique chemistry unites with the orchestra in two concertos for two pianos – from Bach’s eternal beauty to Mendelssohn’s dazzling brilliance. 

Saturday’s concert is preceded by The Gala Event at The Spokane Club.
~ Gala Sponsored by: Leroy & Brenda Nosbaum ~

Visit composer Chris Rogerson's website and listen to Noble Pond.
Phil Cross has an interesting article about the Noble Pond tragedy that inspired Chris Rogerson's composition.

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200. 

Performances

09/20/14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
09/21/14
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Underwriters

Classics 2: Yang Plays Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Eckart Preu, conductor 
Joyce Yang, piano


Marko Nikodijevic / 
    GHB/Tanzaggregat
Heitor Villa-Lobos / 
    The Enchanted Bird
César Franck / Symphonic Variations
Manuel De Falla / 
    Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Arturo Marquez / Danzón No. 2

Critically acclaimed as “the most gifted young pianist of her generation,” Joyce Yang, 26, plays two pieces in which the piano and the orchestra blend superbly. First is Franck’s Symphonic Variations, a jewel of the Romantic repertoire for solo piano and orchestra; then Yang plays de Falla’s enchanting Nights in the Gardens of Spain, evoking lively gypsy dancing and folk music. Two South American composers contribute more color to the program: Brazilian Hector Villa-Lobos’ The Enchanted Bird and Mexican Arturo Marquez with his famous Danzon No. 2. Opening this intoxicating evening is Serbian composer Marko Nikodijevic, as he channels the euphoric state experienced in techno-scene dance clubs.


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.  

Performances

10/11/14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
10/12/14
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Underwriters

Classics 3: Mozart and Strauss

Eckart Preu, conductor
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Julián Gómez-Giraldo, 

   chorale director


Anders Hillborg / King Tide
Richard Strauss /  
    Death and Transfiguration
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart /  
    Ave Verum Corpus
Francis Poulenc / Stabat Mater

The Spokane Symphony Chorale joins the orchestra to sing Mozart’s Ave Verum, often described as the most perfect 46 measures in all Western music. Who better to conduct all 140 musicians than our own Music Director Eckart Preu, who sang in a traditional German boys’ choir as a youth? Mozart’s short and simple hymn contrasts brilliantly with Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration, with all its lush pageantry and emotional complexity. Among the many versions in existence, Poulenc’s Stabat Mater stands out. From prayers to irreverence, Poulenc’s music is beautiful, ecstatic and transcendent. At the beginning of the concert we explore Hillborg’s extraordinary musical world. His King Tide creates an intriguing ebb and flow in the orchestra, with a humming string section and unconventional playing techniques.

Composer  Anders Hillborg's website

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200. 

Performances

10/25/14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
10/26/14
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Classics 4: Haydn and Dvořák

Michal Nesterowicz, conductor
Edward Arron, cello


Wojciech Kilar / Orawa
Franz Joseph Haydn / 
    Cello Concerto in D Major
Antonín Dvořák / Symphony No. 9

One of music’s rising stars of the conductor’s podium, Michal Nesterowicz, wields the baton for a riveting concert featuring masterpieces by Dvořák and Haydn. Dvořák’s glorious New World Symphony has been embraced by audiences since its premiere in 1893, popping up in countless movies, TV shows, anime, video games and commercials. Internationally renowned cellist Edward Arron, a luminary in the chamber music world, will play Haydn’s Cello Concerto, written for the virtuoso able to handle the double stops and octaves, and make the cello sing.

Master Class: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3 p.m. • FREE ADMISSION


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.  

Performances

11/22/14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
11/23/14
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Classics 5: Debussy and Mahler

Eckart Preu, conductor


Claude Debussy / 
    Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun 
Mason Bates / Mothership
Gustav Mahler / Symphony No. 5

Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun was a turning point in the history of music. One of the most famous openings in the orchestral repertoire is the piece’s magical flute solo, played by our own Principal Flute Bruce Bodden. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 was a turning point for him. It has become one of the quintessential showcases for orchestra, where each player is a virtuoso. Alongside Debussy and Mahler is an exciting contemporary work by composer and nightclub DJ, Mason Bates, who blurs the lines between classical and electronica in Mothership.


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200. 

Performances

01/24/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
01/25/15
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Classics 6: Tchaikovsky

Robert Moody, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin


Christopher Theofanidis / Rainbow Body
Jean Sibelius / Violin Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4

Award-winning violinist Benjamin Beilman is making his Spokane debut to perform Sibelius’s sole contribution to the concerto genre. With its powerful combination of virtuosity and symphonic orchestral writing, it will be a performance to remember. Sought-after guest Conductor Robert Moody wields the baton, taking us on the emotional power trip that is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. From the first fateful horn call to the frenetic ending – this is Tchaikovsky at his best. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer called Beilman “poised and monstrously talented,” while the Washington Post described his playing as giving the “illusion of tossed-off ease…mightily impressive.” Beilman will be appearing for Augustin Hadelich, whose Spokane return has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict.

Master Class: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3 p.m. • FREE ADMISSION


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200. 

Performances

02/07/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
02/08/15
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Underwriters

Classics 7: Beethoven and Schubert

Eckart Preu, conductor
Mateusz Wolski, violin

Amanda Howard-Phillips, 

   violin


Franz Schubert / 
   Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
Arvo Pärt / 
   Tabula Rasa Ludus (“Game”)
Ludwig van Beethoven / 
   Symphony No. 2

It is dangerous to assume simplistic connections between the events in artists’ lives and the music they create. Schubert learned that he was seriously ill when he composed his colorful Symphony No. 8, the most romantic of  all his symphonies. Facing the news of his inevitable deafness, Beethoven was suicidal while writing his Second Symphony. Yet Berlioz remarked: “this Symphony is smiling throughout.” Magical and haunting textures alternate with extraordinary playfulness in the other-worldly masterpiece by Estonian Arvo Pärt. Scored for two solo violins, strings and prepared piano, it is a showcase for Principal Second Violin Amanda Howard-Phillips and Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski.

Concert to Salute Educators

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200. 

Performances

02/28/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
03/01/15
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Underwriters

Classics 8: Eastern Journeys

Eckart Preu, conductor
Daniel Cotter, clarinet
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Julián Gómez-Giraldo, 

   chorale director


Bahzad Ranjbaran / Seven Passages
Ana Lara / 
    Angels of Darkness and Dawn
Mohammed Fairouz / 
    Tahrir for Clarinet and Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein / 
    Chichester Psalms

Explore the sounds of the Middle East. The journey begins in the mythical past of the Persian Empire with Iranian-born composer Behzad Ranjbaran’s interpretation of the epic poem Shahnameh, the Persian Odyssey. Fast forward to today’s harsh reality as young composer Mohammed Fairouz takes us to Tahrir Square with his striking new work for Clarinet and Orchestra, featuring our own Daniel Cotter as soloist. The Chichester Psalms is Bernstein’s choral masterpiece. Sung in Hebrew, it evokes the world of King David. Whether overtly stated or subtly implied, the music of this concert salutes a proud and unique culture. Also on the playbill is Ana Lara’s Angels of Darkness and Dawn, a stunning orchestral tone poem of pulsing colors and emotional depth.


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200. 

Performances

03/28/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
03/29/15
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

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.

Master Class: Friday, April 17, 2015 at 3pm • FREE ADMISSION


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.  

Performances

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

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.

Accordion virtuoso Patricia Bartell's website

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 or a Family Package. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Classics subscriptions are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.   

Performances

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

Underwriters

SuperPops

SuperPops 1: The King – The Music of Elvis

Morihiko Nakahara, 

   conductor


Elvis Presley was the King...and he changed American music forever. Kick off a fun and fabulous SuperPops season with a thrilling performance of Elvis’s greatest hits, such as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog” and more – like never before – with a full symphony orchestra. Four Broadway veteran singers create an all-new twist on these classic hits. Long live the King!

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5. Subscribers have the choice of attending the Holiday Pops concert on either Saturday night at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. SuperPops subscriptions are $155, $230, $276 or $346 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

09/27/14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

SuperPops 2: Sergio Mendes

Morihiko Nakahara, 

   conductor
Sergio Mendes


Get ready to experience a hot night of jazz, samba and American and Brazilian pop by the Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated pianist-composer Sergio Mendes. The Bossa Nova kingpin has collaborated with everyone from Lani Hall Alpert and Stevie Wonder to Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas. Hear why Mendes continues to attract legions of fans worldwide since his landmark album Brasil ’66, with some of his greatest hits, including “Mas Que Nada,” the movie soundtrack “Rio” and “Fool on the Hill.”


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5. Subscribers have the choice of attending the Holiday Pops concert on either Saturday night at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. SuperPops subscriptions are $155, $230, $276 or $346 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

11/01/14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Underwriters

SuperPops 3: Holiday Pops Celebration

Morihiko Nakahara, 

   conductor
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Spokane Area Youth Choirs


Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara and the Spokane Symphony will treat you to all the traditions of the Holiday Pops – a heart-warming selection of festive music (old and new), the popular audience Sing-Along, and a visit from Santa. Family pricing is available for both shows so parents and grandparents can share this delightful event with their children.

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5. Subscribers have the choice of attending the Holiday Pops concert on either Saturday night at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. SuperPops subscriptions are $155, $230, $276 or $346 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

12/20/14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 
12/21/14
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Underwriters

SuperPops 4: Movie Music Spectacular

Morihiko Nakahara, 

   conductor


At the movies, nothing heightens the suspense, revs up the romance, or ratchets up the thrills more than the music. The Spokane Symphony takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of film themes, some modern, and others all-time genre classics! Enjoy spectacular symphonic soundtracks of “Gone With the Wind,” “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” and many more smash hits and favorite movie themes.

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5. Subscribers have the choice of attending the Holiday Pops concert on either Saturday night at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. SuperPops subscriptions are $155, $230, $276 or $346 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

01/31/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

SuperPops 5: When Irish Eyes are Smiling

Morihiko Nakahara, 

   conductor
Cathie Ryan, vocalist


The orchestra performs a spirit-lifting evening of Irish music, featuring singer Cathie Ryan, hailed as “one of the leading voices in Celtic music” (Los Angeles Times). The former Cherish the Ladies band member shares her lovely lyrics, beloved ballads and traditional tunes of the Emerald Isle, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Songs include “May the Road Rise to Meet You,” “Grace O’Malley” and “Peata Beag Do Mháthar.”


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5. Subscribers have the choice of attending the Holiday Pops concert on either Saturday night at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. SuperPops subscriptions are $155, $230, $276 or $346 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

03/07/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

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:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5. Subscribers have the choice of attending the Holiday Pops concert on either Saturday night at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. SuperPops subscriptions are $155, $230, $276 or $346 per person, depending on your seating choice. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

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

Underwriters

Symphony With a Splash

Symphony With A Splash: November

Band, Bar and Banter: 5-6:45 pm 

Friday Nights at the Spokane Symphony . . . the perfect way to kick off the weekend

  • Band, Bar and Banter with live music by a LIVE local band
  • Happy Hour food and drink specials.

A Spectacular Performance: 7-8 pm

Eckart Preu, conductor
Alaina Bercilla, piccolo flute


Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997) / Player Piano Study 3A (1948)
Miguel del Aguila (b. 1957) / Toccata (1988)
Avner Dorman (b. 1975) / Concerto for Piccolo flute (2001)
Beethoven (1770-1827), arr. Barry Cooper / 
   Symphony No. 10 in E Major (1988)

Eckart Preu takes us on a fascinating musical journey. Nancarrow pushes jazz piano beyond human capabilities in his Player Piano Study 3A (part of the Boogie-Woogie Suite). The rhythm continues with Toccata by two-time Grammy nominated American composer Aguila. Dorman's Piccolo Concerto draws inspiration from diverse genres: Baroque and Classical, Jazz and Pop, and Ethnic music. Finally, hear Cooper's arrangement of Beethoven's sketches for his unfinished Tenth Symphony.

Ticket Information: 

This concert is part of the Symphony With A Splash Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5. Season tickets for this three-concert series are $60.  

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

11/07/14
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Symphony With A Splash: January

Band, Bar and Banter: 5-6:45 pm 

Friday Nights at the Spokane Symphony . . . the perfect way to kick off the weekend

  • Band, Bar and Banter with live music by a LIVE local band
  • Happy Hour food and drink specials.

A Spectacular Performance: 7-8 pm

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

Kendall Feeney, piano


Mason Bates (b. 1977) / The Rise of Exotic Computing (2013)
Michael Daugherty (b. 1954) / 
    Le Tombeau de Liberace: 
 Candelabra Rhumba (1996)
Modest Mussorsgky (1839-1881), arr. Julian Yu / 
    Pictures at an Exhibition (2002) 

Morhiko begins with “The Rise of Exotic Computing,” a new lean-and-mean work by Mason Bates written for a sinfonietta of 14—and a laptop. Like as self-replicating synthetic computer, the music rapidly duplicates itself. Daugherty is known for his musical commentaries on contemporary American Pop culture. In Le Tombeau de Liberace, for piano & orchestra, he pays tribute to Wladziu Valentino Liberace—aka Liberace— a flamboyant pianist who arranged and performed pieces from the classical, Broadway, and polka repertoires in Las Vegas. Finally, the orchestra performs an exciting new arrangement of Mussorsgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition by Chinese-born composer Julian Yu. Yu makes the orchestra shimmer!


Ticket Information: 

This concert is part of the Symphony With A Splash Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5 (add $10 extra if choosing Pink Martini). Season tickets for this three-concert series are $60.  

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200

Performances

01/16/15
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

Symphony With A Splash: March

Band, Bar and Banter: 5-6:45 pm 

Friday Nights at the Spokane Symphony . . . the perfect way to kick off the weekend

  • Band, Bar and Banter with live music by a LIVE local band
  • Happy Hour food and drink specials.

A Spectacular Performance: 7-8 pm

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor 

Thiwangkorn Lilit, piano


Mendelssohn (1809-1847) / The Hebrides Overture (1830) 
Jesse Jones (b. 1978) / The Lone and Level Sands (2010) 
Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) / Les espaces infinis (2001) 
Thiwangkorn Lilit (b. 1972) / World Premiere (2014) 
Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) / Souvenir de Florence, op. 70, Mvt. IV (1890)
 

This musical journey begins and ends with works from two undisputed masters: Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Mendelssohn composed The Hebrides Overture as an expression the extraordinary affected the majestic Fingal’s Cave on the Scottish Hebrides had on him. Likewise, Tchaikovsky sketched his famous string sextet “Souvenir de Florence” while vacationing in Italy. In between, the orchestra will showcase music from three young American composers—Jesse Jones’ The Lone and Level Sands (2010), Pierre Jalbert’s Les espaces infinis (2001) and the World Premiere of a new work by Thiwangkorn Lilit.


Ticket Information: 

This concert is part of the Symphony With A Splash Series and is currently only available by subscription. You may also choose it as part of a Take 5. Season tickets for this three-concert series are $60.  

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

03/20/15
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

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Soiree

Chamber Soiree at the Spokane Club 1: Autumn

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 crafted by award-winning Chef Urs Moser. 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.

Music selections will be posted closer to the performances.

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Chamber Soiree Series and is currently only available by subscription. Subscribers have the choice of attending the on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, both starting at 7:30 p.m. Chamber Soiree subscriptions are $130 or $140 per person for reserved table seating (includes food and wine), and $50 per person for general admission gallery seating. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

09/30/14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
 
10/01/14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
 

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Chamber Soiree at the Spokane Club 2: A Valentine's Treat

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 crafted by award-winning Chef Urs Moser. 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.

Music selections will be posted closer to the performances.

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Chamber Soiree Series and is currently only available by subscription. Subscribers have the choice of attending the on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, both starting at 7:30 p.m. Chamber Soiree subscriptions are $130 or $140 per person for reserved table seating (includes food and wine), and $50 per person for general admission gallery seating. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

02/17/15
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
 
02/18/15
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
 

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 crafted by award-winning Chef Urs Moser. 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.

Music selections will be posted closer to the performances.

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Chamber Soiree Series and is currently only available by subscription. Subscribers have the choice of attending the on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, both starting at 7:30 p.m. Chamber Soiree subscriptions are $130 or $140 per person for reserved table seating (includes food and wine), and $50 per person for general admission gallery seating. 

Subscriptions may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague or by calling 509-624-1200.

Performances

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

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Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

State Street Ballet
Morihiko Nakahara, 

   conductor


“The Nutcracker Ballet” is a cherished family tradition signaling the start of the holiday season. For more than 175 years, E.T.A. Hoffman’s story of Clara and her Nutcracker prince has delighted children of all ages. This beloved escape to the Land of Sweets, featuring State Street Ballet, 75 local dancers and, of course, LIVE music composed by Tchaikovsky and performed by the Spokane Symphony, takes place December 4-7 in the fabulous Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. 

Five exciting performances are set amidst the old-world grandeur of the theater’s Art Deco style, complete with a towering tree for the holidays. Adding to the enchantment, the chefs from Beacon Hill have developed a special Nutcracker-themed hot cocoa and cupcake buffet. Pre-order your sweet feast to have it waiting for you at intermission.

Ticket Information: 

Adult tickets are $25, $40, $50 and $75. Tickets for youth 17 and under are $12.50, $20, $25 and $30. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. Tickets are also available at all TicketsWest outlets. 

Performances

12/04/14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/05/14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/06/14
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/06/14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/07/14
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Summer Concerts

Soiree on the Edge 1: Sunset Symphony at Arbor Crest

Eckart Preu, conductor


When it comes to summertime, everything is better outdoors—even the Spokane Symphony. Let Music Director Eckart Preu and the musicians serenade you with sublime sunset experiences at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Cliff House with two “Soiree on the Edge” concerts on consecutive Wednesdays. Both performances start at 7pm, when the cliff-side lawn transforms into Spokane’s most breathtaking outside concert venue.

The Music:

John Orfe / Dowland Remix
Valentin Silvestrov / The Messenger
Haralabos Stafylakis / Brittle Fracture
W. A. Mozart / Symphony N. 38, K. 504 "Prague"

Musical Masterpiece: An article about John Orfe
Notes on Valentin Silvestrov's The Messenger
Read Program Notes for Brittle Fracture on the website of Haralabos Stafylakis
Read a fascinating article about Mozart's "Prague" Symphony that includes the video below.


Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Soiree on the Edge Series and is currently only available by subscription. Season tickets for this two-concert series are $70 for table seating under the tent and $35 for general admission on the lawn.  

Subscriptions 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.  

Performances

08/13/14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
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Soiree on the Edge 2: Sunset Serenade at Arbor Crest

Eckart Preu, conductor


When it comes to summertime, everything is better outdoors—even the Spokane Symphony. Let Music Director Eckart Preu and the musicians serenade you with sublime sunset experiences at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Cliff House with two “Soiree on the Edge” concerts on consecutive Wednesdays. Both performances start at 7pm, when the cliff-side lawn transforms into Spokane’s most breathtaking outside concert venue.

The Music:

Michael Gandolfi / "Joyous Reverb" from Y2K Compliant
Jan Jarvlepp / Pierrot Solaire
Sarasate / Zigeunerweisen
Ludwig van Beethoven / Symphony No. 5, movements 1, 3 and 4

Read reviews of Gandolfi's Y2K Compliant then listen for yourself. Check out Gandolfi's website 
Read about Orchestral Premiere of Pierrot Solaire on website of Canadian composer Jan Jarvlepp
Hear Spanish composer Sarasate play Zigeunerweisen (Recorded in 1904) in the video below:


Read program notes about Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Spokane Symphony Soiree on the Edge Series and is currently only available by subscription. Season tickets for this two-concert series are $70 for table seating under the tent and $35 for general admission on the lawn.  

Subscriptions 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.  

Performances

08/20/14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
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Labor Day Weekend at the Parks: Pavillion Park

The Friends of Pavillion Park generously fund an outdoor concert at Liberty Lake for its vibrant community on Labor Day weekend!

 

Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, chairs, and enjoy a mix of classics, show tunes, and patriotic marches. Prepare to relax under the setting sun as you enjoy a music filled night, courtesy of our favorite orchestra! This concert is a perfect end to the summer hiatus, and is fun for the whole family! The Labor Day concerts delight families and introduce new generations to the joys and majesty of classical symphonic music. Did we mention it’s free?

Performances

08/30/14
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Outdoor Parks
 

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Labor Day Weekend at the Parks: Comstock Park

For 28 years, the Spokane Symphony has marked the end of summer with its very popular concerts in the parks. The Labor Day concert at Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill continues to delight families and introduce new generations to the joys and majesty of classical symphonic music. Did we mention it’s free?

Performances

09/01/14
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

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Special Events

New Year's Eve Special: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Eckart Preu, conductor
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Julián Gómez-Giraldo, 
   chorale director


Kick off New Year’s Eve with a one-hour musical celebration of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, called “the most joyous music ever written!” More than 140 musiciansof the Symphony and Chorale will take the stage at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox to bring this global phenomenon to Spokane revelers. Eckart Preu brought this popular tradition with him from Germany. Now selling out every year, this concert inspires with the music’s themes of freedom and brotherhood.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for adults are $28 and $23. Tickets for youth 17 and under are $16. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. Tickets are also available at at all TicketsWest outlets. 

Performances

12/31/14
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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