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
 

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

Classics concerts are available individually or as part of a Classics or Take-5 subscription. Both individual and 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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