Classics Series

DATE

September 09, 2017

LOCATION:

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

TICKET PRICES:

Season tickets for the Classics start at $125

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Classics Series

EVENT DETAILS

Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
A 10-concert series from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 13, 2018

Concert details below

Our ten-concert Classics Series features Spokane’s own Thomas Hampson singing opera favorites in a celebration of the tenth anniversary of our Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The season opens with a Brahms double concerto and Zemlinsky’s romantic rendition of Hans Christian Anderson’s tale, The Mermaid. Pianist Conrad Tao returns with Saint-Saȅns’defying Piano Concerto No. 2 and the celebrated Ahn Trio will play Mark O’Connor’s Triple Concerto. Mateusz Wolski takes on Brahms’ Violin Concerto, a powerful declaration of love. Also enjoy Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto and symphonies by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Schubert. 

CLASSICS 1: OPENING NIGHT ROMANCE 

SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, 2017

Eckart Preu, conductor
Jessica Lee, violin 
● Peter Stumpf, cello

Alexander von Zemlinsky ● The Mermaid

Johannes Brahms ● Concerto for Violin and Cello

Johann Strauss II ● Blue Danube Waltz

Jessica Lee's website ● “…her strength: flawless intonation, a vibrato that is extraordinary sensitive to the emotional range of the music, and a sweet tone that is a pleasure to experience.”  — Robert Moon, Audiophile Audition

Peter Stumpf's bio ●  Praised for his "faultless technique and panache"  — Symphony Orchestra Reviews 

 

CLASSICS 2: BEETHOVEN AND DVOŘÁK

OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2017

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
Ran Dank, piano

Dai Fujikura ● Banitza Groove! (2006)

Ludwig van Beethoven ● Piano Concerto No. 4

Antonin Dvořák ● Symphony No. 6  

Ran Dank' bio  ● “Dank played with impeccable technical surety…explosive force and triumphant exultation.” — The Washington Post

“A strong player with technique and imagination.” — The New York Times​

CLASSICS 3: TALES OF TRAGEDY

OCTOBER 21 & 22, 2017

Eckart Preu, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

César Franck ●  The Accursed Huntsman

Camille Saint-Saëns ● Piano Concerto No. 2

Richard Strauss ● Macbeth

Richard Strauss ● Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks 

Conrad Tao's website  ●  "Tao possesses startling technical elan and an ability to communicate clearly, no matter how thorny a score may become. He also has a hefty dash of charm.” — Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun

 

 

CLASSICS 4: OVERTURES AND ARIAS
WITH THOMAS HAMPSON 

NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2017

Eckart Preu, conductor
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Spokane Symphony Chorale
EWU Symphonic Choir
 
Peter Stumpf, cello

Program TBA

Thomas Hampson's website

 

CLASSICS 5: SCHEHERAZADE 

JANUARY 27 & 28, 2018

Eckart Preu, conductor
Mira Wang, violin

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Leopold Stokowski ● "Komm Susser Tod" 

Torsten Rasch ● “Tropoi” Violin Concerto (US Premiere)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ● Scheherazade

Mira Wang's website  ● "She is a first class virtuoso intrumentalist, with a glowing, personal sound and clear, decisive ideas about how the music ought to go."  — Boston Globe

 

CLASSICS 6: BACH, BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

FEBRUARY 10 & 11, 2018

Daniel Hege, guest conductor
Bruce Bodden, flute

Johann Sebastian Bach ● Suite No. 2

Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Rudolf Barshai ● Chamber Symphony

Ludwig van Beethoven ● Symphony No. 5

Daniel Hege's bio

CLASSICS 7: VIENNA, CITY OF DREAMS 

FEBRUARY 25 & 26, 2018 

Eckart Preu, conductor
Ahn Trio ● Lucia Ahn, piano; Angelia Ahn, violin; Maria, Ahn, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach ● "Air on the G String"

Johann Nepomuk Hummel ● Eight Variations on “Du Lieber Augustin”

Mark O’Connor ● Triple Concerto

Franz Schubert ●  Symphony No. 9, “The Great” 

Ahn Trio's website  ● "exacting and exciting musicians" — The LA Times

 

CLASSICS 8: SPANISH NIGHTS

MARCH 24 & 25, 2018

Eckart Preu, conductor
Aleksey Semenenko, violin

Emmanuel Chabrier ● España  

Edouard Lalo ● Symphonie espagnole

Enrique Granados ● Danzas Espagnolas, No. 4 and 5

Claude Debussy ● Images pour orchestra No. 2: Ibéria 

Aleksey Semenenko's bio

 

CLASSICS 9: LOVE’S INSPIRATION

APRIL 14 AND 15, 2018 

Eckart Preu, conductor
Mateusz Wolski, violin

Johann Sebastian Bach ● Ouverture from Orchestral Suite No. 1

Johannes Brahms ● Violin Concerto

Robert Schumann ● Symphony No. 4

 

CLASSICS 10: THE HEART OF RUSSIA 

MAY 12 AND 13, 2018 

Eckart Preu, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

Mikhail Glinka ● Kamarinskaya

Sergei Rachmaninoff ● Piano Concerto No. 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ● Symphony No. 1, “Winterdreams”

Natasha Paremski's website

 

TICKET INFORMATION

The Classics Series is currently only available by subscription or as part of a Take-5 package. Individual tickets for the Classics concerts will go on sale on Thursday, August 17. Season 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. ● BUY SEASON TICKETS

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