Classics

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. 

Listen to the exotic sound of Fairouz's Tahrir featuring klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer

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 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 Mhá'thar."

Pops Bistro:

Come early and enjoy gourmet comfort created by the Chef at Beacon Hill Caterers. 
The Pops Bistro Plate features Classic Shepard's Pie, Red Cabbage Salad with Fennel, Orange and Pepitas, accompanied by Whole Grain Artisan Bread with Apricot-Thyme Butter. All for only $12.  

The Music:

Peata Beag Do Mháthar 

Somewhere Along the Road 

Carrick a rede

You and I in One Bed Lie / Trad. Irish reels 

The Wild Flowers 

Mo Nion O 

Irish Traditional Instrumental Selection 

Walk the Road

Grace O'Malley

Follow the Heron 

I'm a Beauty

Coaineadh Na dTri Muire

Shades of Gloria

Grandma's Song 

May the Road Rise to Meet You 

So, Here's to You 

Johnny Be Fair / Traditional Irish Jig / 2 Reels




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 music by Spokane's hottest tango band Tango Volcado
  • Happy Hour food and drink specials.
  • Splash Bistro Plate (for only $12) features:
    Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Cherry and Rosemary Sauce
    Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and
    Romaine Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Caramelized Almonds and a Celery Seed Vinaigrette


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 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

Spokane Symphony + Terrain: Uncharted Territory

Terrain and the Spokane Symphony will join forces to present "Spokane Symphony + Terrain: Uncharted Territory," an innovative and original performance featuring several local artists, with musical collaborations between Symphony musicians and band members of the Flying Spiders, Water Monster and Hannah Reader. Staged vignettes will also include live theatrical, culminating into a unique take on Handel's Water Music that could turn the classical and pop worlds on their ear. 


The one-night only fundraiser for Terrain and the Symphony will take place at Terrain's future permanent space, the Washington Cracker Co. 304 W. Pacific Ave. in downtown Spokane.


This one-of-a-kind collaboration is shaping up to be an electrifying performance that Terrain and Symphony artists and audiences will never forget. A feast of art for audiences to wander through and experience.


Stay tuned for updates!


Watch our teaser video here:

Spokane Symphony + Terrain | Teaser from Luke Baumgarten on Vimeo.

 


Ticket Information: 

Ticket prices for Symphony + Terrain: Uncharted Territory are $75 for reserved seating and  $32 for General Admission (Standing Room only). Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox or by phone at 509-624-1200. Tickets may also be purchased online or at all TicketsWest outlets.

Performances

03/13/15
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhood Concert (see detail)
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Underwriters

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