Events for December 2018Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 • Calendar of Events
DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS SPOKANE SYMPHONY & MARTIN WOLDSON THEATER AT THE FOX
Alison Highberger, PR Manager
sPOKANE SYMPHONY: THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
The holidays are here when the story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince is brought to life by the nationally renowned Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet—back for their eighth year—along with more than 85 local dancers. This is the Spokane Symphony’s 40th year of presenting The Nutcracker with Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live. This year’s conductor is Spokane Symphony Assistant Conductor Jorge Luis Uzcátegui. DETAILS Tickets start at $17.50 for children 12 and younger, and $25 for adults, and are available ONLINE, or by calling the box office at (509) 624-1200.
GONZAGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with CELLLIST LYNN HARRELL
Monday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
World-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell returns to Spokane to perform again with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Conductor Keith Hekmatpanah. Mr. Harrell will perform the romantic and passionate Herbert Cello Concerto No. 2, a work that inspired Dvořák to compose his own cello concerto. This concert includes Dvořák’s Rondo in G Minor for Cello and Orchestra, and Symphony No. 3 by Brahms. DETAILS Tickets are $16 for adults, 18 and up; $13 for seniors, 62+ and students with ID, and are available available ONLINE, or contact the box office at (509) 624-1200.
SPOKANE SYMPH9ONY: WINTER BAROQUE CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ at 411 S. Washington Street, Spokane, and Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene at 15515 E. 20th Street in Spokane Valley
This concert features some of the best-loved works of the Baroque period, including Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and Bach’s selections from Christmas Oratorio. Music Director Eckart Preu conducts a chamber orchestra and the Spokane Symphony Chorale in two local churches, also featuring Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski. (NOTE: The second Baroque concert of the season, called “Handel’s Journey,” is on February 23 & 24 in the same churches.) DETAILS Tickets are $45 for the two-concert series, or $30 sold individually, and are available ONLINE, or contact the box office at (509) 624-1200.
WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CONCERT
Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
This is the 33rd annual Whitworth University Christmas Festival Concert, this year entitled “I Look From Afar…” focusing attention on gazing beyond the present to find what is yet to come. The concert features music and inspirational readings that celebrate the joy and mystery of the Christmas season. All of the University’s choral ensembles perform: The Whitworth Choir, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Chorus, along with student instrumentalists from the Department of Music. The concert concludes in candlelight with carols and hymns for all to sing. DETAILS Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 seniors (62+) and students, $10 Whitworth faculty and staff with ID, and $5 Whitworth students with ID (limit 1), and are available ONLINE or contact the box office at (509) 624-1200.
FOX PRESENTS: MYLES KENNEDY & CO. – THE YEAR OF THE TIGER TOUR
Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Spokane native Myles Kennedy performs with his band and special guest, Walking Papers, after a sold-out acoustic concert in Spokane in May. The “Year of the Tiger” is Kennedy’s new album, focused on the loss of his father in 1974—which was the Chinese zodiac’s “Year of the Tiger.” Kennedy performs on banjo, lap steel, bass and mandolin in addition to guitar. DETAILS Tickets start at $38 and are available ONLINE, and at the box office at (509) 624-1200.
MARK O’CONNOR AND FRIENDS: AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS, featuring Brandy Clark
Saturday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor and Friends, along with special guest, Brandy Clark, will perform their interpretations of Christmas classics found on O’Connor’s celebrated album, “An Appalachian Christmas.” This touring ensemble will deliver stunning vocal harmonies and sophisticated instrumentals within the classic Christmas repertoire. Their fresh and powerful sound has won over fans of every musical style, from bluegrass and indie folk to Americana. DETAILS Tickets are $28-$48, and VIP tickets are $78 and are available ONLINE, and at the box office at (509) 624-1200.
SPOKANE SYMPHONY: HOLIDAY POPS
Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
The Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts are a beloved season tradition for the whole family. Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara conducts this holiday celebration with special guest, critically-acclaimed soprano and Broadway and star, Lisa Vroman, whose vocal versatility allows her to move effortlessly from Broadway to opera to concert hall. Holiday Pops includes favorite Christmas songs, and an audience sing-along with carols performed by the Spokane Symphony, Spokane Symphony Chorale, Spokane Area Youth Choirs and special out-of-town guest, Santa. DETAILS Tickets start at $27 for children 12 and under, and $39 for adults, and are available ONLINE, or by calling the box office at (509) 624-1200.
SPOKANE SYMPHONY: BEETHOVEN’S NINTH ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
Monday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Music Director Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony will ring in the New Year with triumph and jubilation for the last time as part of Preu’s “farewell season.” This production features more than 150 performers on stage, including four guest vocalists and the Spokane Symphony Chorale, directed by Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah. This is a one-hour concert, leaving plenty of time to continue New Year’s Eve celebrations afterward. DETAILS Tickets start at $13 for children 12 and under, and $19 for adults, and are available ONLINE, or by calling the box office at (509) 624-1200.
PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ GALA
Monday, December 31 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the Historic Davenport Hotel Hall of Doges and Grand Pennington Ballroom
Puttin’ On The Ritz is a grand party to ring in the new year, presented by the Spokane Symphony’s volunteer organization, the Spokane Symphony Associates. The evening includes a three-course dinner at 9:00 p.m., no host bars, the MasterClass Big Band with two large dance floors, complimentary champagne at midnight and festive party favors, door prize drawings and an on-site photographer.
DETAILS Tickets are $130 per person, and are available ONLINE, or by calling the box office at (509) 624-1200.