Events in September 2017Monday Aug 14, 2017 • Press Release • Calendar of Events
CONTACT: ALISON HIGHBERGER, (509) 842-2943
Upcoming events for the Spokane Symphony and Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox through the end of SEPTEMBER 2017 include:
Spokane Symphony Labor Day Weekend Free Concerts in the Parks – September 2 & 4
Spokane says farewell to summer each year with free Labor Day Weekend concerts in the parks. There are two concerts, featuring a selection of classics, Broadway music, pop favorites and patriotic tunes.
The first concert is courtesy of The Friends of Pavillion Park at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. DETAILS
The second concert is at Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill, on Monday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. (now in its 32nd year). This year’s concert is sponsored by Umpqua Bank, with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort & Casino, and will be preceded by the Spokane Folklore Society’s Fall Arts Preview, featuring the Symphony’s popular Instrument Petting Zoo. The Fall Arts Preview starts at 4:00 p.m. DETAILS
THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY’S 72nd SEASON OPENS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:
Spokane Symphony Master Class with Peter Stumpf, Cello — September 8
Before his performance with the Spokane Symphony on September 9 and 10, guest artist Ran Dank, will present a Master Class at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. Four students selected by audition will to work with and learn from a world-class artist. This master class is free and open to the public. Attendees will gain insight into the technique required to play the piano, as well as the personality of the artist. DETAILS
Spokane Symphony Classics 1: Opening Night Romance – September 9 & 10
The Spokane Symphony, under the baton of Music Director Eckart Preu, launches its 72nd season on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The program features Zemlinksy’s The Mermaid, an orchestrated rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, and Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz, an unofficial Austrian anthem. Rising star Jessica Lee, violin, and Peter Stumpf, former principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, perform Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. This concert is sonsored by LeRoy and Brenda Nosbaum. A pre-concert talk about the music will be held in the hall one hour before each performance. DETAILS
CARMEN with Opera Coeur d’Alene – September 22 & 23
The Spokane Symphony is pleased to present two performances of a semi-staged production of Carmen with a live orchestra in a co-produced with Opera Coeur d’Alene. Metropolitan Opera star Sandra Piques Eddy plays the title role in Bizet’s story of the ultimate femme fatale. Carmen is sponsored by Billie Severtsen, Frank Knott and Jerry Rosen. Performances are on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. DETAILS
fall Chamber Soiree – the first of a 3-Concert Series from September to April – September 26 & 27
Experience an up-close and personal chamber soiree evening, including a mix of baroque, classical and contemporary music, introduced and performed by various ensembles from the Spokane Symphony. Seating options include table seating with wine and light bites, or seating in the gallery of the of the Marie Antoinette Ballroom of The Historic Davenport Hotel. The Fall Chamber Soiree is Tuesday, Sept. 26 or Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $20 gallery, $58 table; Chamber Soiree subscriptions are $50 gallery, $140 table seating. DETAILS
COMING IN OCTOBER 2017 — HIGHLIGHTS
Spokane Symphony Master Class with Ran Dank, Piano – October 6
Before his performance with the Spokane Symphony on Oct. 7 and 8, guest artist Ran Dank will present a Master Class at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Four students selected by audition will to work with and learn from a world-class artist. This master class is free and open to the public. Attendees will gain insight into the technique required to play the piano, as well as the personality of the artist. DETAILS
Spokane Symphony Classics 2: Beethoven and Dvorak with Ran Dank, Piano – October 7 & 8
Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara conducts the Spokane Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The concert begins with Fukijura’s Banitza Groove! and concludes with Dvorak’s joyful Symphony No. 6. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 demands astounding technique and imagination from guest artist Ran Dank. This concert is sponsored by The Johnston-Fix Foundation. A pre-concert talk about the music will be held in the hall one hour before each performance. DETAILS
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.spokanesymphony.org or www.foxtheater.com.
Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available at all TicketsWest outlets, 1-800-325-SEAT. Additional fees may apply.