INDIVIDUAL SYMPHONY CONCERT TICKETS ON SALE AUG. 10Wednesday Aug 9, 2017 • Press Release
CONTACT: Alison Highberger, (509) 464-7073 (office), (509) 842-2943 (cell)
SPOKANE , WA — Individual tickets for the Spokane Symphony’s 2017-18 season go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10. This is the Symphony’s 72nd season. The Spokane Symphony’s musical director is Eckart Preu, who is beginning his 14th year with the organization.
The public will be able to buy tickets for all 10 Classics concerts and six Pops concerts, including two Holiday Pops concerts. Also on sale are tickets for the semi-staged production of “Carmen,” a co-production with Opera Coeur d’Alene in September at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox; “West Side Story,” a collaboration with the Spokane Civic Theatre which will be performed at The Fox in April; The Nutcracker performed by the State Street Ballet; two Baroque concerts; innovative music and comedy shows called “The M Show: Music, Mayhem and Mystery,” hosted by concertmaster Mateusz Wolski; and a new Fox Family Series of theatrical events designed to appeal to all ages, includes “The Underwater Bubble Show,” The Peking Acrobats, and “Rockin’ Road to Dublin.”
The Classics season opens on Sept. 9 and 10 with “Opening Night Romance,” featuring Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid. Rising violin star Jessica Lee and Peter Stumpf, former principal cellist of the L.A. Philharmonic, will perform in Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. Johann Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz, which has become an unofficial Austrian anthem, will also be performed.
The Pops concert season kicks off on October 14th with Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute band fronted by Randy “Surreal Neil” Cordero, that includes drummer Vince Littleton, a Spokane native and EWU graduate. Other Pops concerts this season include Mambo Kings, Judy Collins, Steep Canyon Rangers and jazz vocalist Aubrey Logan.
The Spokane Symphony celebrates the 10th anniversary of the restoration of The Fox Theater throughout the 2017-18 season, with a special concentration of events in November.
A 10th Anniversary Gala will take place on November 3, followed by Spokane’s own Thomas Hampson in concert on November 4 and 5. Hampson, one of the world’s top baritones, will perform a selection of arias and overtures plus selections from the American songbook. Hampson gave the final performance at The Fox before it closed for restoration. The Fox Theater originally opened on September 3, 1931. After years of decline in the 1970s through 90s, it was nearly razed and turned into a parking lot before being purchased by the Spokane Symphony. It reopened on November 17, 2007. For more information, visit www.foxtheaterspokane.com and www.spokanesymphony.org.
Tickets are available at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Avenue, or by calling (509) 624-1200. Tickets are also available online at www.spokanesymphony.org, and at all TicketsWest outlets or 1-800-325-SEAT.BACK