Classics

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 DETAILS

Learn more about the music: 

About violinist Benjamin Beilman

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. 

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission (now also known as "ArtsWA") and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

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

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Read Interactive Program Notes for "Beethoven and Schubert"

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

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

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

Amiel MacRae, boy soprano


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.

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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

03/28/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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03/29/15
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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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 3 p.m. • FREE ADMISSION DETAILS

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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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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.

Learn more about the music:

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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SuperPops

SuperPops 4: Movie Music Spectacular

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

Mateusz Wolski, violin
Abbey Crawford, vocals


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.

SpIFF's Posterize:

Those who come to Movie Music Spectacular will have an extra treat— the second SpIFF Posterize event! The 17th Annual Spokane International Film Festival and the Spokane Symphony are partnering to celebrate the art surrounding film by launching SpIFF’s Posterize. For Posterize, artists from Spokane’s local design community will create movie posters of upcoming SpIFF films and also for some of the blockbusters to be performed by the symphony. The posters will be on display in the Fox lobby before and after the concert, and during intermission. SpIFF Details



Pops Bistro:

For Movie Music Spectacular, the Pops Bistro and Beacon Hill Caterers are offering a $12 special, featuring Savory Chicken Pot Pies with Winter Salad: Mixed Greens, Endive, Fennel, Jicama, Mandarin Oranges, and Macadamia Nut Vinaigrette.

The Music:

James Horner, arr. John Moss / The Titanic Medley
Max Steiner, arr. Campbell-Watson / Tara from “Gone with the Wind”
Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, arr. John Williams / Excerpts from “Fiddler on the Roof”
    Mateusz Wolski, violin 
John Williams / Main Theme from “Schindler’s List”
    Mateusz Wolski, violin
Howard Shore, arr. John Whitney / The Lord of the Rings—The Fellowship of the Ring
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, arr. Bob Krogstad / Music from “Frozen”
Arr. Calvin Custer / Themes from “007” 
Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, arr. J.A.C. Redford / Skyfall
    Abbey Crawford, vocals
Alan Silvestri / Back to the Future Suite
John Williams / Hedwig’s Theme from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
Henry Mancini / Moon River from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s 
Klaus Badelt, arr. Ted Ricketts / Pirates of Caribbean 
John Williams / Throne Room and End Title from “Star Wars Suite” 


Ticket Information:

TTicket prices are $28, $43, $50 and $62. 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.

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Performances

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

Ticket prices are $28, $43, $50 and $62. 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

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

Symphony With A Splash: First Friday of Spring

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 


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: 

Ticket prices are $25 for all seating. 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

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 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 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

02/17/15
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
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02/18/15
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
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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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Nutcracker
Summer Concerts
Special Events

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho with the Spokane Symphony

Jorge Luis Uzcategui, conductor


Treat yourself to a night at the movies—with a live symphony orchestra! Bernard Herrmann revolutionized the art of film music with his hair-raising soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. The Spokane Symphony’s new Assistant Conductor, Jorge Luis Uzcategui, will make his thrilling debut, leading the Orchestra in Herrmann's iconic score as live accompaniment to Hitchcock's most gripping film. 


Alfred Hitchcock declared, “33% of the effect of Psycho was due to the music”. With its jagged rhythms and shrieking strings, Bernard Hermann’s Oscar-winning soundtrack is certainly one of films’ most recognizable. More than 50 years old, Psycho is still considered one of the great suspense movies of all time—many consider it one of the top ten—and the music plays an integral part in its capacity to raise the hairs on the back of the neck. Herrmann’s use of orchestral color was never more ingenious than in this legendary, much-imitated score, written in 1960 for string orchestra only, in which he created what he called a "black and white sound" to mirror Psycho’s stark, black and white images. When asked what he had intended to convey, Herrmann replied with a single word: "terror."


Originally, Hitchcock requested that no music be written for the shower murder of Marion Crane (Janet Leigh). Ever true to his own instincts, Herrmann ignored his employer, believing the sequence needed scoring for full impact. According to the composer, at the recording session Hitchcock listened with approval to the score, then expressed regret that he had asked for no music during the shower scene. A beaming Herrmann confessed that he had written something anyway -- would Hitch like to hear it? The director listened to the cue, and immediately overruled his own "improper suggestion."


Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a cinematic classic as you've never seen (or heard) it before! Pre-concert activities include a character costume contest with prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a no-host bar and specialty cocktails such as “The Voyeur.”  Showtime 7:30.p.m.


Perfect for Valentine’s Day or your “Anti-Valentine’s day!”


Check out Hitchcock's original trailer for the movie.


Psycho is A Universal Picture

Production Credits:  
Producer: John Goberman

Music Consultant: John Waxman

A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.


Ticket Information:

Ticket prices are $28, $33, $40 and $49. 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

02/12/15
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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