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Festival at Sandpoint brings big names for music under the stars

Friday Jul 28, 2017 • Features • Spokesman Review

By Azaria Podplesky

For 35 years, the Festival at Sandpoint has brought some of music’s biggest names to the area for summer after summer of music under the stars. ...

Grand Finale Concert: Nordic Nights

Aug. 13: Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for Taste of the Stars Wine Tasting, and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., $39.95/adult, $10.95/youth

Gary Sheldon will lead the Spokane Symphony Orchestra in this Scandinavian inspired concert. The show opens with Jeremiah Clarke’s “The Prince of Denmark’s March” and Hugo Alfven’s Swedish Rhapsody No. 1. Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto follows and features piano soloist Tien Hsieh. The second half of the program features Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite” and Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia.” Before the concert, the festival’s Taste of the Stars Wine Tasting, complimentary for concertgoers 21 and older, will take place. After the show, a fireworks finale, made possible by Avista Utilities, will close the festival.

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