Saturday, January 21 — 8 pm
Sunday, January 22 — 3 pm
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. Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski performs Prokofiev's lyrical and virtuosic concerto to round out the program.
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)
Tickets for this concert may be purchased individually or as part of a Take-5 Series. 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.