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. 

Make the 2014-15 Season opener an affair to remember! 
Saturday evening features the Opening Night Gala at the Spokane Club at 5 p.m. with Champagne Reception, Dinner and Auction. View list of Auction Items Or celebrate at the AfterParty at Barrister Winery immediately following Sunday's performance. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres by Beacon Hill, live music and fun surprises. For inquiries or RSVP's for either event, contact Melody Fisher at 509-464-7076. 
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Learn more about the music:

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.
Perhaps Sivan Sliver and Gil Garburg will treat us to this as an encore...


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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 



Performances

09/20/14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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09/21/14
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Classics 2: Yang Plays Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Eckart Preu, conductor 
Joyce Yang, piano


Marko Nikodijevic / 
    GHB/Tanzaggregat 
U.S. Premiere
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.

Learn more about the music:


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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 
 


Performances

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

Learn more about the music:

Composer  Anders Hillborg's website

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 

Performances

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

Learn more about the music:


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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 

Performances

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

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 

 

Performances

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

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 


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

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 


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


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:

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 

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 3pm • FREE ADMISSION


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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 

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.

Accordion virtuoso Patricia Bartell's website

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Classics, Take 5 or a Family Package series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. for their season tickets. Subscriptions to the ten-concert Classics series are $110, $172, $240, $305 or $375 per person, depending on your seating choice. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at 509-624-1200 for details. 

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 1: The King – The Music of Elvis

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

Scott Coulter, vocalist
Lee Lessack, vocalist
Johnny Rodgers, vocalist
Brian Wilson, vocalist


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. This is not an impersonator show and features four Broadway veteran singers in a “Jersey Boys” style show and Elvis’s greatest hits with a new twist, shake, rattle and roll! Long live the King!


The Music: 

Heartbreak Hotel

Blue Suede Shoes

Early Hits Medley

Whole Lotta Shakin' / Jailhouse Rock

Movie Medley: Love Me Tender / 

    Loving You / Blue Hawaii 

    Can't Help Fallin' in Love With You

G.I.Blues

It's Now or Never

Are You Lonesome Tonight / 

    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Return to Sender

Gospel Medley: Crying in the Chapel / 

    Amazing Grace / Peace in the Valley /
    How Great Thou Art

Theme from 2001 

See See Rider

Burnin' Love

Viva Las Vegas

What Now My Love

In the Ghetto

Movin' to Graceland

My Way 

American Trilogy


Music selections are subject to change


About the Artists:

Scott Coulter 

For his work in cabaret, Scott Coulter was awarded both the 2001 Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Award as well as the 2001 Bistro Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist. He received a 1997 Bistro Award for the revue “Get Your Tickets Now!” and his debut solo show won the 1998 MAC Award for Male Debut. Coulter’s self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording. Since 1997, Scott has performed around the country with award-winning songwriting duo Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich in their many revues, toured as Jinx in “Forever Plaid” and was in the world premiere of “Floyd Collins” directed by Tina Landau at the American Music Theatre Festival. Scott has previously toured with composer Stephen Schwartz who remarked “one of the best things that can happen to a songwriter is to have his or her material interpreted by Scott Coulter.” He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. SCOTT'S WEBPAGE


Lee Lessack 

Lee Lessack’s graceful lyric baritone vocals and sophisticated yet endearing persona have made him a shining star of the international concert scene. Billboard Magazine calls his singing, “Cabaret romanticism of a high order.” Touring extensively in the United States and Europe to sold-out performances, Lessack has proven himself both as performer and recording artist. Lessack, who attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, has also released five critically acclaimed albums, including a live recording of a 2001 concert tour Too Marvelous For Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer. “Too Marvelous,” was chosen for the preliminary ballot for 2002 Grammy Awards®. His most recent recording, In Good Company, earned a MAC and Bistro Award for Best Recording of the Year. A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Lessack makes his home in Los Angeles, where in 1996 he founded LML Music whose catalog of CDs includes over 100 of the country’s top live recording artists and performers. LEE'S WEBSITE


Johnny Rodgers 

Johnny Rodgers is an internationally-celebrated singersongwriter, pianist, Broadway star, and recording artist with “fused elements of Billy Joel, Peter Allen and Johnny Mercer.” Johnny dazzles audiences with his enthusiastic musical mélange of music to celebrate the “Legends of American Music” featuring classic favorites made popular by Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Elvis, among others. Johnny has earned the famed Nightlife, Bistro, and MAC Awards for his outstanding performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland Jazz Club, and other premiere venues. He has won the Billboard and The Great American Song Contests and the ASCAP Foundation Award for his songwriting. Johnny Rodgers has performed and/or recorded with Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Werner and Ann Hampton Callaway, among others and is featured on the recordings; “The Maury Yeston Songbook,” “Hallways: The Songs of Carol Hall,” and “Jule Styne In Hollywood.” JOHNNY'S WEBSITE

 

Brian Wilson 

Brian Wilson is excited to celebrate the music of Elvis Presley. Originally from Nashville, TN, Brian currently lives in NYC with his wife Kathi and son, James. Brian toured the US and Canada with the Broadway Musical CATS, playing the roles of Old Deuteronomy and Gus, the Theater Cat. In addition to CATS, he has performed regionally, in South Florida, Texas and at Dollywood. Brian would like to thank his family for their support and his fellow singers for including him in this musical celebration.


Read a review of this show in St. Louis.

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops or Take 5 series. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.


Performances

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

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops or Take 5 series. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.
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Performances

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

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops or Take 5 series. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.

Performances

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

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops or Take 5 series. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.
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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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops or Take 5 series. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony SuperPops or Take 5 series. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.

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: November First Friday

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


Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997) / Player Piano Study 3A (1948)
Miguel del Aguila (b. 1957) / Toccata (1988)
Avner Dorman (b. 1975) / Concerto for Piccolo (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: 

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Symphony With A Splash or Take 5 series.  Season tickets for this three-concert series are $60. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.

Performances

11/07/14
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Symphony With A Splash: A Midwinter's Friday

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: 

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Symphony With A Splash or Take 5 series.  Season tickets for this three-concert series are $60. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.


Performances

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

This concert may be purchased as part of the Symphony With A Splash or Take 5 series.  Season tickets for this three-concert series are $60. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.

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 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.

The Music:

Erwin Schulhoff / Concertino
Alaina Bercilla, flute
Kim Plewniak, bass 
Nick Carper, viola

Francis Poulenc / Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone (1922)
Kyle Wilbert, horn
Ross Holcombe, trombone
Eric Moe, trumpet

Felix Mendelssohn / Quintet - Opus 87 in B Flat Major
Jason Bell, violin
Shelley Rotz, violin
Sarah Bass, viola
Catherine Shipley, viola
Roberta Bottelli, cello

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Chamber Soiree series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. for their season tickets. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.

Performances

09/30/14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Spokane Club
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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 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.

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Chamber Soiree series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. for their season tickets. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.

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.

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.

This concert may be purchased as part of the Spokane Symphony Chamber Soiree series. Subscribers have the choice of attending on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. for their season tickets. 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. Call the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 509-624-1200 for details.

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

The Nutcracker

State Street Ballet
Spokane Symphony Orchestra

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
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 musicians of 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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