Events in April 2017Tuesday Mar 14, 2017 • Calendar of Events
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Upcoming events for the Spokane Symphony and Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox through the end of April 2017 include:
Fox Presents: Black Violin
Fox Presents Black Violin, a string duo performing a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music, on Saturday, April 1 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Black Violin features Wil Baptiste on viola and Kev Marcus on violin. They will be accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and drums. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW, they perform to standing-room only crowds. This concert is sponsored by Jerry and Carlene Searfoss, and by Paul and Bridget Piper. DETAILS
Whitworth Symphony Orchestra: Heroic
The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of violinist and conductor Philip Baldwin, D.M.A. will perform an exciting program of orchestral favorites on Saturday, April 8 at 3 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Selections include Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla, Grieg’s Symphonic Dances, and Beethoven’s daring Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” one of his most celebrated works. Ticket prices for general admission seating are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors; students admitted FREE with school I.D. DETAILS
Spokane Symphony +Terrain: Uncharted │ The Four Seasons
For the third consecutive year, the Spokane Symphony and Terrain are coming together for their collaborative venture known as “Uncharted.” Poets, actors, artists, aerialists and musicians are combining talents for a unique take on an old favorite: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The 15-piece orchestra will be under the direction of Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski. "Uncharted" will take place in the Washington Cracker Building on April 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. Doors will open for both performances at 6:30 p.m. DETAILS
Spokane Symphony Classics: In the Shadow of Beethoven – Chopin & Brahms
The Spokane Symphony, under the baton of Music Director Eckart Preu, perform a pair of works written under the shadow of Beethoven on Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Brahms composed his celebrated Symphony No. 1 while hearing “the giant marching behind him.” Guest pianist Claire Huangci’s exceptional talents will breathe life into Chopin’s herculean Piano Concerto No. 1, praised by Schumann for “bringing the spirit of Beethoven into the concert hall.” Elegy by American composer John Corigliano is also on the program. A pre-concert talk about the music will be held in the hall one hour before each performance. This concert is sponsored by Merrill O’Brien. DETAILS
Gonzaga Wind Symphony: Spring Concert
The Wind Symphony, the premier ensemble for Gonzaga University wind and percussion students, will perform their spring concert under the baton of Professor of Music and renowned composer Dr. Robert Spittal. The 50-piece ensemble will perform a selections of contemporary and classic works on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Tickets for general admission seating are $10; $10 for seniors and students with I.D. and Free to all G.U. students, faculty and staff with; $16 for seniors.
EWU President’s Forum for Critical Thought
Eastern Washington University presents Dr. Frans de Waal as part of their series of thought provoking speakers on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Franciscus Bernardus Maria "Frans" de Waal, PhD, is a Dutch primatologist and ethologist who is the author of numerous books including Chimpanzee Politics and Our Inner Ape. His research centers on primate social behavior, including conflict resolution, cooperation, inequity aversion, and food-sharing. He is a Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Spokane Symphony Special: Link Up – The Orchestra Moves
The Spokane Symphony presents Link Up — The Orchestra Moves, a concert conducted by Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, and featuring a Master of Ceremonies, guest singers and approximately 900 area students in grades 3 through 5. The program, developed by the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, is designed to pair orchestras with students in grades 3 to 5 to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum. Participating students and the symphony will perform together in concert on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
Whitworth Wind Symphony: Maslanka 4
The acclaimed Whitworth Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Richard Strauch, will present its Spring Concert, featuring David Maslanka’s monumental Symphony No. 4 on Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The program will also feature Jennifer Higdon’s stunning Fanfare Ritmico, Morten Lauridsen’s exquisite O Magnum Mysterium, and Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat. Tickets for General Admission seating are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and free for students with ID. DETAILS
Spokane Symphony SuperPops 6: The Fab Four
Relive the days of Beatlemania! Emmy Award-winning Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, will perform the Beatles' timeless hits with the Spokane Symphony, conducted by Morihiko Nakahara on Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. 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. This concert is sponsored by Frank Knott, by Dr. Francisco R. and Mary J. Velazquez, and by Tony and Marylou Bonanzino. DETAILS
Spokane Youth Symphony: The Colorful Orchestra
The Spokane Youth Symphony, under the artistic direction of Dr. Philip Baldwin, will perform Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 on Sunday, April 30 at 4 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. In addition, the Spokane Youth Philharmonic, Spokane Youth Sinfonietta and Spokane Youth Strings will play a selection of musical gems from the symphonic world. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for youth 17 and under. DETAILS
For more information, go to www.spokanesymphony.org or www.martinwoldsontheater.com
Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available at all TicketsWest outlets. Additional fees may apply.