We believe orchestral music nurtures the human spirit, enhances the quality of life and is integral to the preservation and development of culture. The Spokane Symphony is dedicated to providing high quality, professional orchestral performances and education to the Inland Northwest for the purpose of enriching and transforming lives through music.
We do this by presenting passionate, high-quality performances of classical, popular and innovative music, creating cultural enrichment for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and aid in the artistic development of the audience and musicians by providing new musical experiences. We are also committed to developing and delivering inspirational education and community programs.
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ABOUT THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY
Now in its 74th Season, the Spokane Symphony continues a long tradition as the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the Inland Pacific Northwest. It was incorporated in 1945 as the Spokane Philharmonic, becoming the Spokane Symphony Society in 1962. The 70-piece professional orchestra performs for more than 150,000 listeners each season and provides a wide variety of exceptional educational experiences. The orchestra presents critically acclaimed performances featuring some of the world's most respected soloists.
The orchestra is led by newly appointed Music Director James Lowe. He is assisted by Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara and Assistant Conductor Jorge Luis Uzcátegui. In addition, two of the Spokane Symphony's previous Music Directors, Fabio Mechetti (1993-2004) and Eckart Preu (2004-2019), hold the position of Conductor Laureate.
The Spokane Symphony Society is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. The Symphony also enjoys the generous support of the more than 300-member Spokane Symphony Associates, the Orchestra's volunteer organization.
The Spokane Symphony is dedicated to bringing cultural enrichment to residents for the Inland Northwest. Our innovative programming, for which we won an ASCAP award, includes contemporary and traditional composers from around the globe. We also pursue collaborative efforts with other arts organizations. Examples of past collaborations include:
The Invisible Collection: The Moldenhauer Archive with the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture
Les Misérables and West Side Story with Spokane Civic Theatre
La Boheme with Opera Coeur d'Alene (now Inland Northwest Opera)
City Lights with SpIFF
Uncharted with Terrain
The Grand Finale at the Festival at Sandpoint, Idaho
The Spokane Symphony outreach efforts include the Library Pass program, College Card and student discounts. Many concerts are also broadcast on 91.1 KPBX-FM.
The Spokane Symphony offers Labor Day Weekend concerts at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake (Saturday) and Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill (Monday), with a program of light classics, patriotic tunes and favorites from the worlds of pop, Hollywood and Broadway.
Educational activities include the FAST (Free Access to Student Tickets) Program, the Fourth/Fifth Grades Concerts and the Link Up program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.