Series: Classics

Classics 2: Northern Lights

Eckart Preu, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano


Explore the influence of geography on the creative vision of composers from the far north. Dreamland paints a gorgeous, intriguing musical landscape. Lush, romantic, and filled with dazzling piano effects, Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto is a brilliant setting of the tune made famous by Frank Sinatra's "Full Moon and Empty Arms." Sibelius wrote his transcendent swan theme for Symphony No. 5 after sighting 16 swans, which he called "One of my greatest experiences!"


 
CONCERT SPONSORED BY

Joan Degerstrom 


PROGRAM SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM 

    



The Music


Valgeir Sigurðsson — Dreamland (2013) 

Sergei Rachmaninoff — Piano Concerto No. 2

Jean Sibelius — Symphony No. 5



About Inon Barnatan


"a complete artist: a wonderful pianist, a probing intellect, passionately committed, and a capable contemporary-music pianist as well.” — Alan Gilbert, Music Director, New York Philharmonic


 

Celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect, and consummate artistry he brings to a broad range of repertoire, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan currently serves as the first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. This unprecedented three-season appointment sees him appear as soloist in subscription concerts, take part in regular chamber performances, and act as ambassador for the orchestra.


INON BARNATAN'S WEBSITE



Ticket Information

Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

10/08/16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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10/09/16
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Classics 3: A Hymn to Nature

Eckart Preu, conductor
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Women of the Whitworth Choir
Spokane Area Youth Choir
MaryAnn McCormick, Alto


Mahler wrote his hymn to the natural world, the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, while a young man anxious to make a big noise in the world, to fulfill his vision of "creating a world with all the technical means available." As he later told Sibelius, "The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything." The music ascends from "worldly tumult" of birdcalls, rustic dances and marches to a profound expression of serene power and beauty.


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

Doug and Gail Belanger

and Spokane Symphony Associates



The Music

 

Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 3  (musician’s choice)



About MaryAnn McCormick


Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick has been hailed in the press as "charismatic," "spell-binding,"and "elegant." Her international credits include Isabella in L'italiana in Algeri at La Scala, Azucena in Il trovatore at the Teatro Regio Torino, and First Maid in Elektra with Christoph von Dohnanyi at the Opéra National de Paris.


She has also performed Maddalena in Rigoletto under Daniele Gatti at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and with Seattle Opera and Gluck's Alceste under Bruno Bartoletti at the Teatro Regio di Parma. Her recent accomplishments include performances as "Carmen" with Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland of which the critics wrote "She acts and sings a wonderful Carmen" a role she has also performed with Teatro del l'Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio di Torino and the Staatsoper Stuttgart among others. MaryAnn returned to the Metropolitan Opera in their 2011 season to sing the role of Grimgerde in their new production of Die Walküre which was broadcast in HD in theaters internationally.


MARYANN MCCORMICK'S WEBSITE


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

10/22/16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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10/23/16
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Classics 4: Sounds of Scandinavia

Pavel Baleff, guest conductor

Fei-Fei Dong, piano


Pavel Baleff returns as guest conductor conducting a pair of dazzling works from Scandinavian composers. Grieg’s concerto maintains what Tchaikovsky called a "perfect simplicity" while delighting the listener with flashes of brilliant color "like an aurora borealis of sound dancing in the air." Nielsen wrote: "Music is life, and, like life, inextinguishable." His dynamic fourth symphony will leave you dazed but thrilled. 


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

William C. Fix and the Johnston-Fix Foundation


The Music


Niels Wilhelm Gade — Hamlet 

Edvard Grieg — Piano Concerto

Carl Nielsen — Symphony No. 4, "The Inextinguishable"  (musician’s choice)


 

About Pavel Baleff


Since January 2007, Baleff has been Chef-Conductor of the Baden–Baden Philharmonic and Artistic Director of the International "Carl Flesch" Academy. Pavel Balef won the International Classical Music Award 2012, and a German Record Critics Award for "Slavic Opera Arias" with Krasimira Stoyanova and with the Munich Radio Orchestra... PAVEL BALEFF'S WEBSITE


"I have often had the opportunity to hear concerts by Pavel Baleff with Baden-Baden Philharmonie, and I very impressed by the quality which he achieved with this Orchestra." — Pierre Boulez, Paris, July 2011


About Fei-Fei Dong


Praised for her "bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches" (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and a top six finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her "passion, piquancy and tenderness" and "winning stage presence" (Dallas Morning News). FEI-FEI DONG'S WEBSITE


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

11/12/16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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11/13/16
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Classics 5: American Voices

Eckart Preu, conductor  
Mateusz Wolski, violin


Celebrate America's vibrant musical voice! Joplin infuses German opera with ragtime, Ellington entwines complex melodies and rhythms to create a musical tour of Harlem and Gershwin used a rich blues to evoke the impressions of an American in Paris. Barber's rhythmic vitality captures the spirit of a literary farce, while Adams' "foxtrot  for orchestra" portrays Chairman Mao dancing with his mistress. Prokofiev's lyrical and virtuosic concerto rounds out the program.


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

Maxine Kopczynski


The Music


Scott Joplin — Treemonisha Overture

Duke Ellington — Harlem

Sergei Prokofiev — Violin Concerto No. 2

Samuel Barber — Overture to The School for Scandal (musician’s choice)

John Adams — The Chairman Dances (1985)

George Gershwin — An American in Paris (musician’s choice)


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

01/21/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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01/22/17
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Classics 6: Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor  
Joshua Roman, cello


Tchaikovsky drew inspiration from Shakespearean tragedies to create a pair of masterpieces. "Hamlet" captures the tension and conflict of the play, using powerful orchestration and dramatic contrasts. "Romeo and Juliet" pairs a brutally dramatic theme with his achingly beautiful love theme. Joshua Roman reprises his acclaimed performance of Bates' Cello Concerto that blends classical lyricism with blues, jazz elements, and techno rhythms. 


CONCERT SPONSORED BY


   


The Music


Thomas Adès — Three Studies from Couperin

Mason Bates — Cello Concerto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Hamlet, Opus 67

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet 


 

About Joshua Roman


Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer, curator, and programmer. 


JOSHUA ROMAN'S WEBSITE


"Having established himself as a 2011 TED Fellow and a performer with a passionate interest in bringing new works to concert audiences, cellist Joshua Roman has gotten beyond the 'rising artist' stage. His star has definitely risen" — EXAMINER.COM


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

02/11/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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02/12/17
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Classics 7: A Kaleidoscope of French Virtuosity

Eckart Preu, conductor 


What better way to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Ravel's death than listening to some of his greatest works! La Valse parodies the waltz, symbol of Austrian-Hungarian imperialism; Rhaposie espagnole is a portrait of Spain painted in four dances; and Boléro is 15-minutes of a simple melody that builds through orchestration, ending in a burst of fireworks. Stravinsky praised Schmitt’s Tragedy of Salome, calling it "one of the greatest masterpieces of modern music."



The Music


Maurice Ravel — La Valse  (musician’s choice) 

Florent Schmitt — La Tragedie de Salome (Suite)

Richard Dubugnon — XIX "Le Soleil" from Arcanes Symphoniques

Maurice Ravel — Rhapsodie espagnole   (musicians choice)

Maurice Ravel — Boléro



Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

02/25/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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02/26/17
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Classics 8: The Russian Soul

Eckart Preu, conductor 
Benjamin Beilman, violin


Glinka's Kamarinskaya pioneered the symphonic arrangement of Russian folk tunes. "The Russian symphonic school is all in Kamarinskaya as the whole oak is in the acorn," wrote Tchaikovsky. In his Violin Concerto, the virtuosity of the soloist sparkle against a lyrical backdrop; an exquisite slow movement gives way to a folk-inspired finale that serves up a dazzling array of pyrotechnics. Shostakovich's studiously apolitical Ninth is thoroughly engaging, an endless comedy of musical wit.



The Music


Mikhail Glinka — Kamarinskaya

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Violin Concerto  

Dmitri Shostakovich — Symphony No. 9 (musician's choice) 



About Benjamin Beilman


Twenty-five year old American violinist Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits in both North America and Europe for his passionate performances and deep rich tone, which the Washington Post called "mightily impressive" and the New York Times described as "muscular with a glint of violence." BENJAMIN BEILMAN'S WEBSITE


"Beilman is a rare and wonderful violinist. He has a quiet singing tone that brought out the graces of the temperamental instrument that had just been placed in his hands." — The Buffalo News


"Mr. Beilman, a passionate performer with a deep, rich tone..." — The New York Times 



Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

03/25/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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03/26/17
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Classics 9: In the Shadow of Beethoven

Eckart Preu, conductor  
Claire Huangci, piano


Beethoven cast a huge shadow over those who came after him, which is why Brahms produced his first symphony in middle age — he could hear the "giant marching behind him." After sidestepping the conventions of Beethoven, Brahms ends with a Ninth-like finale that cannot fail to thrill! Chopin’s piano concerto, brilliant, virtuosic and exquisitely delicate, was praised by Schumann for bringing "the spirit of Beethoven into the concert hall."    


The Music


John Corigliano — Elegy (1965)

Frederic Chopin — Piano Concerto No. 1 

Johannes Brahms — Symphony No. 1 



About Claire Huangci


Over the years, the young American pianist of Chinese descent has succeeded in establishing herself as a widely acclaimed artist, leaving behind her role of the acclaimed child prodigy who played a private concert for President Bill Clinton at the age of ten. Claire Huangci captivates audiences with her radiant virtuosity, artistic sensitivity, keen interactive sense and subtle auditory dramaturgy. In short, she combines technical skill with strong musical expressive power.  CLAIRE HUANGCI'S WEBSITE


"In addition to the surpassing brilliance with which Claire Huangci crafts her music, one is always keenly aware of the underlying earnestness." — Radio Bremen



Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

04/22/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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04/23/17
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Classics 10: The Power of the Human Voice

Eckart Preu, conductor
Elizabeth Caballero, soprano 
Spokane Symphony Chorale

Gonzaga University Chamber Chorus

Eastern Washington University Choir


The human voice is perhaps the most powerful of all instruments, expressing the deepest passions, joys and sorrows of our souls. Rachmaninoff wept at the sheer beauty of Shakespeare’s sublime “Serenade to Music” set to Vaughan Williams’ transcendent music. Verdi applied opera technique to the sacred text, filling it with soaring melodies, lush orchestration and music that perfectly conveys the text’s dramatic intensity. The result is his greatest “opera” and an icon of Western music.


The Music

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams — Serenade to Music

Giuseppe Verdi — Requiem


 


About Elizabeth Caballero


Soprano Elizabeth Caballero’s voice has described as “animated, communicative and believable, singing with a big, facile, focused sound while making the vocal demands of the role seem easy and natural.” SEE HER WEBSITE


In a recent interview with SCHMOPERA, Caballero talked about her debut performance of Verdi's Requiem, often nicknamed "Verdi's greatest opera." Caballero asserts that it's easy to move from Violetta and Alice Ford to singing Verdi oratorio. "With Verdi it's very easy, because it is like singing an opera.... I'm going to sing Mozart the same way that I'm going to sing Puccini, just the style will be different. I'll sing Puccini the same way that I'll sing Verdi, or Monteverdi. I'm still using the same voice. There's no 'Mozart voice,' there's no 'Verdi voice.'" READ MORE


Verdi Promo

Thank you to Sexi Soprano for this promo on my very first Verdi Requiem! I am so excited to sing this amazing piece with Opera Grand Rapids.

Posted by Elizabeth Caballero on Thursday, October 29, 2015


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $15, $25, $37, $46 and $54. This concert is part of the 10-concert Classics Series and may be purchased as part of a subscription. Season tickets for the Classics Series are $110, $172, $240, $305 and $375. Both season tickets and individual 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

05/06/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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05/07/17
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Series: SuperPops

SuperPops 1: Blockbuster Broadway

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
with Special Guest Tom Wopat

Kelli Rabke Agresta, vocals
Scott Coulter, vocals
John Boswell, piano and vocals


Celebrate Broadway’s biggest songs from Broadway’s biggest blockbusters featuring some of Broadway’s biggest stars! Wicked! Jersey Boys! The Phantom of the Opera! — three of the biggest Broadway blockbusters of all time. And that's just the tip of the show tune iceberg. 


The Spokane Symphony and a cast of New York's top vocalists will perform the showstoppers you love from Broadway’s biggest HITS, including songs from Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Annie, Jersey Boys, The Sound of Music, Chicago, CATS, The Lion King, A Chorus Line and more. It’s the ultimate show tune extravaganza!


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

and by Frank Knott


About Special Guest Tom Wopat

 

Spokane audiences will be treated to the engaging baritone of special guest artist Tom Wopat, known in the music world for his far-ranging interpretive skills, his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms. Best known for his starring role in the 1980s hit television series The Dukes of Hazzard, Wopat displayed versatility from the start. His television work was complemented by an impressive list of Broadway roles, including 1999's Annie Get Your Gun and 2008’s Catered Affair (he received Tony Award nominations for both), as well as Chicago, Forty-Second St., Sondheim on Sondheim and more. Read Tom Wopat's bio

 

About Kelli Rabke Agresta, vocals

 

Kelli Rabke Agresta got her “big break” playing the role of Dorothy in Paper Mill Playhouse’s acclaimed production of The Wizard of Oz. Shortly thereafter, she was handpicked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the lead role of the Narrator in the Broadway revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (US Cast Recording). Following that, she played her dream role: Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway. She went on to perform in regional theaters across the country in such roles as Mabel in Mack and Mabel, Christine in Phantom of the Opera, and back to Paper Mill Playhouse in Stephen Schwartz’s Children of  Eden as Yonah (American Premiere Recording). She is one of the only Broadway stars to originate a role in both a Stephen Schwartz and an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical — a distinction for which she is incredibly honored.


She has been seen and heard in tons of TV commercials and voice-overs, and was the voice of several animated characters, including Kat in the Discovery Kids series Kenny and the Shark. She also played the recurring role of Bernadette on The Young and the Restless.  

 

About Scott Coulter, vocals

 

Scott Coulter is one of New York’s most honored vocalists. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist and has performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine which pronounced it “quite simply, the best these ears have ever heard.”


While singing with Goldrich and Heisler he was discovered by Oscar and Grammy winning composer Stephen Schwartz who then invited him to join the revue Stephen Schwartz & Friends. Schwartz has said, “One of the greatest things that can happen to a composer is to have his music interpreted by Scott Coulter.”


Scott regularly performs in concert both as a solo artist and with a variety of legendary performers including Stephen Schwartz, Tony-winner Ben Vereen and Grammy-winner Sheena Easton. He has performed with symphonies all over the world including the Spokane Symphony. Most recently, he appeared with Sheena Easton in The Spy Who Loved Me. and his concert creation The King: The Music of Elvis


Noted for his soaring high notes and pure tone, Scott’s vocal versatility has garnered rave reviews from coast to coast. “Coulter is a stratospheric tenor” (The Wall Street Journal) who “sings to the balcony with a soaring theatrical savvy.” (Variety) “Coulter’s distinctive tenor packs an emotional wallop” (Huffington Post) while possessing “an 80s pop rock star strength, reminiscent of Phil Collins.” (San Francisco Examiner)

 

About John Boswell, piano and vocals

 

John Boswell has served as musical director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams and Bob Newhart as well as the concert tours of Cinema Toast, That’s Life: A Toast to SinatraBlockbuster Today, Three Men and a Baby Grand, Blockbuster Broadway! and The Spy Who Loved Me starring Sheena Easton. John played the role of “Moose” in the national tour of Crazy For You. Broadway/Off-Broadway credits include Crazy For You, The Secret Garden, Back To Bacharach And David, and The Kathy And Mo Show: Parallel Lives. Most recently John composed music for the HBO special Kathy And Mo: The Dark Side. John has six CD’s of original music on Hearts Of Space Records: The Painter, Kindred Spirits, Count Me In, Festival of the Heart, Trust and Love

 

Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $28, $43, $50 and $62. This concert is part of the 6-concert SuperPops Series and season tickets for the series are $155, $230, $276, and $346. Both season tickets and individual 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

10/01/16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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SuperPops 2: Wylie Gustafson and The Wild West

Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, conductor


Wylie Gustafson, an American Original, is returning to perform with the Spokane Symphony. The gifted singer, songwriter, rancher, horseman, and the world-famous Yahoo! yodeler leads the musical outfit known as Wylie & the Wild West. As one music writer sums it up: "Forget everything you hate about modern country, this guy is all old school cool without being a tired period piece." Since 1989, the Wylie & the Wild West has become internationally known for their captivating presentation of original and traditional music of America and its colorful West. 


"Wylie & The Wild West changed the water level in the cowboy entertainment aquarium." — Baxter Black, True West Magazine, August 2010 


"To hear Wylie & the Wild West backed with a full symphonic orchestra was simply astonishing… 

It was a great show and could quite definitely fit into my Top Ten concert list." — Andrea, Check it out Music, April 2010


View Wylie's website 


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $28, $43, $50 and $62. This concert is part of the 6-concert SuperPops Series and season tickets for the series are $155, $230, $276, and $346. Both season tickets and individual 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

11/19/16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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SuperPops 3: Celebrate Holiday Pops

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Spokane Area Youth Choirs


Morihiko Nakahara is creating the perfect blend of festive tradition, holiday fun and a dash of something special to celebrate the holiday season. This heart-warming performance will include all the magical moments you love plus a variety of new seasonal treats that will add sugar and spice to the mix. The revitalized Holiday Pops will feature the Spokane Symphony Chorale and the Spokane Area Youth Choirs performing with the Spokane Symphony, delighting the young and the young-at-heart! Youth 17 and under are just half price.


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

The Residents of Rockwood Retirement Community


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $28, $43, $50 and $62. This concert is part of the 6-concert SuperPops Series and season tickets for the series are $155, $230, $276, and $346. Both season tickets and individual 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

12/17/16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/18/16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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SuperPops 4: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, conductor


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is on a mission, one it has pursued for over 23 years: to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America's original musical art form.  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, has appeared in concert venues across the world and sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. They have played sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, performed with many of the country's finest symphony orchestras, and made television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII. Through it all, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades long mission and brings joy to audiences around the world. View Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's website  


CONCERT SPONSORED BY




Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $38, $53, $60 and $72. This concert is part of the 6-concert SuperPops Series and season tickets for the series are $155, $230, $276, and $346. Both season tickets and individual 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

01/28/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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SuperPops 5: Altan

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor


No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. Now they will play their signature Irish sound in concert with the Spokane Symphony just in time to set the mood for St. Patrick’s Day.


With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Throughout, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bringing the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none. In fact, Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right.


View Altan's website 


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $28, $43, $50 and $62. This concert is part of the 6-concert SuperPops Series and season tickets for the series are $155, $230, $276, and $346. Both season tickets and individual 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

03/04/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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SuperPops 6: The Fab Four

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor


Relive the days of Beatlemania! Emmy Award-winning Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, will bring the Beatles' timeless hits to Spokane. Founded by John Lennon impersonator Ron McNeil, The Fab Four has made a name for itself as the best Beatles Tribute Band around, playing note-for-note renditions of Beatles' songs that are so precise if feels like you're watching the real thing. 


"...a look and sound-alike extravaganza that saluted pop's premiere pioneers… The Fab Four really do have the "Can’t Buy Me Love" quartet's image and acoustics nailed, right down to the body language and voice patterns. … everyone (fan or not) has seen enough archival Beatles footage to recognize their quirks and mannerisms — and thus distinguish professional impressionists from weak wanna-bes playing dress-up. These mop-top twins definitely fall into the former category." Cleveland Music Examiner


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $28, $43, $50 and $62. This concert is part of the 6-concert SuperPops Series and season tickets for the series are $155, $230, $276, and $346. Both season tickets and individual 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

04/29/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Series: Intersect

INTERSECT 1: From China to America — Merging Cultures

Eckart Preu, conductor
Mateusz Wolski, violin


We are excited to announce a new series for the 2016-17 season! INTERSECT (formerly Symphony with a Splash) is an evolution of the best parts of our adventurous programming infused with the collaborative innovation our audiences have grown to love. We’ll be presenting music, art and culture in way that will enhance your concert experience. Partnering with local chefs, bartenders and cultural arts groups – this concert series will be an intersection of the best of what Spokane has to offer! Enjoy this eclectic new series for the incredibly affordable price of 3 concerts for just $60!


Join us for festivities before the concert including a performance of traditional folk songs and a gallery of art from local Chinese artists.  Calligraphy artists will also be on hand to create your name in Chinese characters.  On-site fare available for purchase by Nudo Ramen House. 


INTERSECT SERIES SPONSORED BY

Bill and Judy Heaton and 




The Music


Chou Wen-chung (b. 1965) — Yü ko

Chen Yi (b. 1953) — Chinese Folk Dance Suite, mvt. 2

Zhou Tian (1981) — A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) — Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"



Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $25 for all seating. This concert is part of the 3-concert INTERSECT Series (formerly known as Symphony With A Splash) and season tickets are $60 for all seating areas. Both season tickets and individual 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

11/04/16
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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INTERSECT 2: The Baltics — Independence at the Fore of Russia

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Sheila McNally-Armstrong, English horn


We are excited to announce a new series for the 2016-17 season! INTERSECT (formerly Symphony with a Splash) is an evolution of the best parts of our adventurous programming infused with the collaborative innovation our audiences have grown to love. We’ll be presenting music, art and culture in way that will enhance your concert experience. Partnering with local chefs, bartenders and cultural arts groups – this concert series will be an intersection of the best of what Spokane has to offer! Enjoy this eclectic new series for the incredibly affordable price of 3 concerts for just $60!


INTERSECT SERIES SPONSORED BY

Bill and Judy Heaton and 




The Music


Erkki-Sven Tüür (b. 1959) — Insula Deserta
Petris Vasks (b. 1946) — "Folk Music" from English Horn Concerto
Arvo Pärt (1935) — Collage sur B-A-C-H

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) — Symphony No. 40



Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $25 for all seating. This concert is part of the 3-concert INTERSECT Series (formerly known as Symphony With A Splash) and season tickets are $60 for all seating areas. Both season tickets and individual 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

01/13/17
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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INTERSECT 3: Tango — A Dance that Changed the World

Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, conductor
Lynne Feller-Marshall, bassoon


We are excited to announce a new series for the 2016-17 season! INTERSECT (formerly Symphony with a Splash) is an evolution of the best parts of our adventurous programming infused with the collaborative innovation our audiences have grown to love. We’ll be presenting music, art and culture in way that will enhance your concert experience. Partnering with local chefs, bartenders and cultural arts groups – this concert series will be an intersection of the best of what Spokane has to offer! Enjoy this eclectic new series for the incredibly affordable price of 3 concerts for just $60!


INTERSECT SERIES SPONSORED BY

Bill and Judy Heaton and 





The Music

 

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) — Libertango

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) — Adiós Nonino 

Osvaldo Golijov (1960) — Last Round 

Alexander Slobodianik (1941-2008) — TBA work for bassoon and orchestra 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) — Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”


  


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $25 for all seating. This concert is part of the 3-concert INTERSECT Series (formerly known as Symphony With A Splash) and season tickets are $60 for all seating areas. Both season tickets and individual 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

03/10/17
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Series: Soiree

Chamber Soiree 1: Autumn

Immerse yourself in the old world charm of the Davenport Hotel while enjoying an outstanding assortment of baroque, classical and contemporary chamber music performed by ensembles of the musicians of the Spokane Symphony. Relax at a table with wine and small bites, or take a seat in the gallery of the distinguished Marie Antoinette Ballroom. These events routinely sell out, subscribe today and ensure your seat to this exceptional concert experience. 


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

Martha and Jeff Hamilton


WINE SPONSORED BY

 


 


The Music

Claude Debussy — Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp 

Alaina Bercilla, flute 

Earecka Tregenza Moody, harp

Nicholas Carper, viola


Zoltán Kodály — Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12 
Jason Moody, violin
April Martin, violin
Jessica Jasper, viola

Ernő Dohnanyi — Quartet 
Amanda Howard-Phillips, violin
Catherine Shipley, violin
Angela Mitchell, viola
Roberta Bottelli, cello

 

 
 
 


Ticket Information

Ticket prices for this concert are $20 for GA seating in the gallery and $48 for table seating (includes wine and small bites). This concert is part of the 3-concert Chamber Soiree Series and is available through subscription for $50 in the Gallery and $140 at a table. Both season tickets and individual 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

09/27/16
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Davenport
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09/28/16
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Davenport
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Chamber Soiree 2: Valentine's

Immerse yourself in the old world charm of the Davenport Hotel while enjoying an outstanding assortment of baroque, classical and contemporary chamber music performed by ensembles of the musicians of the Spokane Symphony. Relax at a table with wine and small bites, or take a seat in the gallery of the distinguished Marie Antoinette Ballroom. These events routinely sell out, subscribe today and ensure your seat to this exceptional concert experience.


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

    


Ticket Information

Ticket prices for this concert are $20 for GA seating in the gallery and $48 for table seating (includes wine and small bites). This concert is part of the 3-concert Chamber Soiree Series and is available through subscription for $50 in the Gallery and $140 at a table. Both season tickets and individual 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

02/14/17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Davenport
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02/15/17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Davenport
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Chamber Soiree 3: May Celebration

Immerse yourself in the old world charm of the Davenport Hotel while enjoying an outstanding assortment of baroque, classical and contemporary chamber music performed by ensembles of the musicians of the Spokane Symphony. Relax at a table with wine and small bites, or take a seat in the gallery of the distinguished Marie Antoinette Ballroom. These events routinely sell out, subscribe today and ensure your seat to this exceptional concert experience.


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

Richard Trudell and Nancy Morrison, PhD 


Ticket Information


Ticket prices for this concert are $20 for GA seating in the gallery and $48 for table seating (includes wine and small bites). This concert is part of the 3-concert Chamber Soiree Series and is available through subscription for $50 in the Gallery and $140 at a table. Both season tickets and individual 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

05/09/17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Davenport
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05/10/17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Davenport
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Series: Nutcracker

Spokane Symphony Presents The Nutcracker

 Spokane Symphony Orchestra
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
State Street Ballet


Celebrate the magic of the holidays with this cherished family favorite based on the classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman! The Spokane Symphony is proud to perform this enchanting production, featuring LIVE music the way Tchaikovsky intended. This magical ballet will be danced by the nationally acclaimed Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet, under the direction of Rodney Gustafson, formally of American Ballet Theater. They will be joined by a bevy of local dancers drawn from dance schools throughout the region. 

 

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The ballet tells the story of young Clara, who receives a beautiful toy Nutcracker on Christmas Eve. While she sleeps, the Nutcracker comes to life and escorts her on a magical journey where Clara dances and plays with beautiful and wondrous characters that can only exist in her dreams. 

 

The story will be enhanced by State Street Ballet's magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree. Created in Russia, they set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters. The beautifully restored Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is the perfect backdrop to the production and the icing on your holiday cake!

 


Ticket Information


Nutcracker ticket prices are $75, $50, $40 and $25. Tickets for youth 17 and under are $30, $25, $20 and $12.50. 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

12/01/16
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/02/16
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/03/16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/03/16
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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12/04/16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Series: Summer Concerts

Series: Special Events

Symphony Special: Indigo Girls

Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, conductor


With a career spanning nearly three decades, Grammy-winning folk icons the Indigo Girls continue to grow and challenge themselves. They now perform select shows with regional orchestras. For Amy Ray and Emily Saliers,  this is a chance to hear their music performed in a new way and to also bring something special to their fans. For these symphony performances, the Indigo Girls brought in musical arrangers Sean O'laughlin  (Chris Isaak, Feist, The Decembrists, Josh Ritter) and Stephen Barber (Rosanne Cash, Alejandro Escobedo  John Legend) to write orchestral charts for a selection of songs spanning their career, from the 1980s through their most recent release, One Lost Day, on IG Recordings/ Vanguard.  


Says Saliers, "I was always awed at Paul Buckmaster's orchestral arrangements for Elton John. Much later on, I was struck by Nanci Griffith's music when played with an orchestra so I knew it was exciting to hear artists with orchestras. I think Amy and I just decided it was time for us to do it at this point, something new and different and inspiring."


"It can bring new dimension to old songs as well as highlight songs that have string arrangements on the recordings but were never played live in an orchestrated configuration," adds Ray.


Indigo Girls' website


Ticket Information:

Tickets for the Indigo Girls special are $40, $50, $60 and $85. Spokane Symphony 2016-17 Season Ticket holders get a 10% discount. 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

10/15/16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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Symphony Special: The Music of Harry Potter

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor


You won't want to miss "The Music of Harry Potter." an interactive concert experience for wizards of all ages, featuring the Spokane Symphony under the direction of Morihiko "Professor Dumbledore" Nakahara. Choose from one of two slightly different performances. The 2 pm matinee is appropriate for young wizards and their parents, while the 8 pm performance is for older wizards and adults. 


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John Williams wrote the score for the popular movies. Included in the program are: "Aunt Marge's Waltz" from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and "Harry's Wondrous World" from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

 

Select a House: When a ticket is purchased, the ticket buyer can select which "house" they would like to be sorted into - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin or Ravenclaw. Scarves from each of the houses will be available for purchase in the lobby during the pre-concert activities. Upon arrival to the concert, wizards are asked to report to their houses (located in the lobby) to receive their special instructions for the interactive concert.

 

Pre-concert activities will include a costume contest and more. A special Batonwand , which will be a part of the interactive experience, will be on sale at the time of the ticket purchase as well as at the concert. Proceeds from the Batonwand sales will support the Symphony’s Music Education programs.

 

Global Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of this special event and will be adding some magic of their own to the experience.

 

Ticket Information

Tickets are $19, $29 and $39.  Children 12 and under are one-half price.  They 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

10/29/16
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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10/29/16
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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New Year's Eve: Beethoven's Ninth

Eckart Preu, conductor
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Soloists TBA


The Spokane Symphony and Chorale will say goodbye to 2016 with a performance of Beethoven's magnificent Ninth Symphony, joining revelers around the world in what is fast becoming an international tradition. Since Eckart Preu introduced the custom from his native Germany a few years ago, it has become an exciting part of the holiday festivities in Spokane. Beethoven's masterpiece, sometimes called the "symphony of symphonies," is considered by many to be the best and most joyous piece of music ever written. You won't want to delay getting your tickets to this family-friendly, frequently sold-out event.   


CONCERT SPONSORED BY

   


The Music

 

Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9


 

Ticket Information


Ticket prices for the New Year’s Eve concert are $28 and $23 for adults; $16 for youth 17 and under. 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

12/31/16
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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New Years Eve: Puttin’ On The Ritz

“Bling, Swing and Ring” In The New Year with Glamour and Glitz!

Buy your tickets now for the highlight of this year’s social season,“Puttin’ On The Ritz”, Spokane’s New Year’s Eve Gala, held at Hall of Doges and Grand Pennington Ball Room at the historic Davenport Hotel! Hurry — this event sold out last year! 


This fundraising event is immediately after the Spokane Symphony's New Year's Eve concert Beethoven's Ninth.


“Bling”  

The celebration begins with the ultimate red carpet experience. Walk the paparazzi-lined runway escorted by gentlemen in tails.  The evening includes a plated three course dinner plus salad and dessert served at 9 p.m. on elegantly decorated tables. No-host Bar. Dinner is gluten free and a vegan meal is available (If you require a vegan meal, please email potrnye@gmail.com)


“Swing”

Party to the music of the outstanding Master Class Big Band with selections spanning from Christina Aguilera, Frank Sinatra to Uptown Funk as you shimmy to the music on two large dance floors.   During band breaks there will be live entertainment provided by mesmerizing songstress Madeline McNeil, who mixes high art with low grit.  Door prizes!


“Ring”

Toast in the New Year with a glass of complementary champagne and with festive party favors! Capture the magic of the evening with onsite photographer. Celebration continues until 1:00 a.m.


Black Tie Preferred or Dressy Cocktail.


Proceeds from this event support the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for this event are $120 per person. 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

12/31/16
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
The Davenport
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Series: Symphonic Films

Symphonic Film: Phantom of the Opera

Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, conductor

Rick Friend, piano


Don’t miss this season’s Symphonic Film at The Fox, the 1925 classic flick Phantom of the Opera. Watch the great Lon Chaney, Sr. in one of his most memorable roles while the Spokane Symphony performs the soundtrack LIVE. They will be joined by pianist Rick Friend, performing his own musical score to accompany the digitally restored version of the film. This rendition of the literary classic remains most famous for Chaney's ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept under wraps until the film's premiere.


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Ticket Information


Tickets for this Symphonic Film at The Fox are $30 and $15. 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

02/04/17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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