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Events in March 2019

Friday Feb 15, 2019 • Calendar of Events

Alison Highberger, PR Manager

January 2019 Events for the Spokane Symphony and Martin Woldson Theater At The Fox 

THOMAS HAMPSON—SONG OF AMERICA: BEYOND LIBERTY

March 1 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

America’s foremost baritone, Thomas Hampson, is coming home to Spokane for his show that explores over 250 years of American history through songs, poetry, history and personal anecdotes. He’ll be joined by acclaimed pianist, Lara Downes, plus a small ensemble of Spokane Symphony musicians, as he highlights the influential people and events that helped to create and define our nation. : Tickets start at $39. Note: A limited number of $13 tickets are available for students—inquire at the box office at 590.624.1200 for details. CONCERT DETAILS

Educators Workshop: While in Spokane, Hampson’s nonprofit, the Hampsong Foundation, is offering a free workshop for teachers to learn new approaches to integrating the humanities, and music in particular, into their classrooms. The workshop, on the afternoon of March 1, is for K-12 through college instructors, plus teaching artists and musicians, and college students preparing to teach K-12. Clock hours are available, and a pair of free tickets to the show will be given to the first 100 teacher registrants. Details and registration for the workshop  

SPOKANE SYMPHONY POPS:  SEAMUS EGAN PROJECT

Saturday, March 2 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music that is more influential than Seamus Egan. From his start as a teen prodigy, to his founding of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current project, touring with friends and musical guests, Egan has defined the sound of Irish music today. Joining Egan, who is a master of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin and tin whistle himself, is singer/composer Moira Smiley, Kyle Sanna, a composer, producer, guitarist and improviser, and Owen Marshall, guitar, mandolin and banjo player. The Seamus Egan Project will be backed by the full Spokane Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara. Tickets start at $39. DETAILS

GONGAZA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BEETHOVEN TRIPLE CONCERTO!

Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Denise Dillenbeck, violin soloist, Kevin Hekmatpanah, cello soloist, John Pickett, piano soloist, and Nikolas Caoile, guest conductor. Also in this concert, Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61. Tickets are $16 general admission, $13 seniors and students with ID. DETAILS

SPOKANE SYMPHONY MASTER CLASS – TAUGHT BY VIOLINIST ANGELO XIANG YU

Friday, March 8 from 3-5pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

When available, Symphony guest artists lead master classes for advanced local and regional students. Students are auditioned by a Symphony musician, and four are selected to play in the class and receive instruction. This provides students the opportunity to work with a world-class artist. In today’s class, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu will give students feedback about their technique and performance style. Master classes are also a chance to get to know the Symphony’s guest artists before their performances with the Symphony over the upcoming weekend.  Yu performs in Classics 7: Korngold and Shostakovich, on March 9 at 8pm and March 10 at 3pm. This is a free event. No reservations are needed. The public is welcome to stay for any or all of the class. Enter the theater at the box office entrance at 1001 W. Sprague Avenue. DETAILS

SPOKANE SYMPHONY CLASSICS: KORNGOLD AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Saturday, March 9 at 8pm
Sunday, March 10 at 3pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Music Director Finalist Rei Hotoda is the Spokane Symphony’s guest conductor with guest violinist Angelo Xiang Yu. This concert includes Korngold’s captivating Violin Concerto, which is an intoxicating combination of Hollywood accessibility, rigorous virtuosity and unabashed romanticism. Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony, considered one of the composer’s finest, is a requiem for the millions who suffered and died during World War II and under the Stalinist regime. Get to know Conductor Rei Hotoda at a Q & A from The Fox Theater stage one hour and 15 minutes before each performance, followed by a pre-concert talk with Hotoda and guest pianist Yu. Tickets start at $19. DETAILS

FOX PRESENTS: POSTMODERN JUKEBOX: WELCOME TO THE TWENTIES 2.0

Thursday, March 14 at 7:30pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, Fox Presents the famed time-twisting musical collaborative, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ), who will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade—one that PMJ creator, Scott Bradlee, hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations. Started in 2009, PMJ has gone on to amass over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers, and they’ve chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook. For the past half-decade, PMJ has toured the world, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses on six continents. Tickets start at $43, and VIP packages are available. DETAILS

MOVIE NIGHT ON THE BIG SCREEN! 
INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK IN CONCERT

Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Relive the magic of the silver screen at The Fox Theater with the film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones! The movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” is back and better than ever on a huge new screen, with the epic John Williams score performed live by the Spokane Symphony. Don’t miss the activities in the lobby of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox one hour before the movie starts. This is a move-and-concert rolled into one! Tickets start at $32. DETAILS

SPOKANE YOUTH SYMPHONY: NEW HOPE

Sunday, March 17 at 4pm 
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

The Spokane Youth Symphony’s performance features the four orchestras of the Spokane Youth Symphony: Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra (Dr. Philip Baldwin, conductor), Spokane Youth Philharmonic (Dr. Roberta Bottelli, conductor), Spokane Youth Sinfonietta (Ms. Jerilynn Harris, conductor), and Spokane Youth Strings (Dr. John Marshall, conductor).  Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for youth 17 and under. DETAILS

SPOKANE SYMPHONY MASTER CLASS – TAUGHT BY VIOLINIST SIMONE PORTER

Friday, March 22 from 3-5pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fo
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When available, Symphony guest artists lead master classes for advanced local and regional students. Students are auditioned by a Symphony musician, and four are selected to play in the class and receive instruction. This provides students the opportunity to work with a world-class artist. In today’s class, violinist Simone Porter will give students feedback about their technique and performance style. Master classes are also a chance to get to know the Symphony’s guest artists before their performances with the Symphony over the upcoming weekend.  Porter performs in Classics 8: French Mystique on March 23 at 8pm and March 24 at 3pm. The public is welcome to stay for any or all of the class. Enter the theater at the box office entrance at 1001 W. Sprague Avenue. DETAILS

spokane symphony CLASSICS: FRENCH MYSTIQUE

Saturday, March 23 at 8pm
Sunday, March 24 at 3pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Music Director Finalist Arthur Arnold is the Spokane Symphony’s guest conductor with guest violinist Simone Porter. This concert includes Saint-Saëns’ elegant Violin Concerto, showcasing the virtuosity of emerging star Simone Porter, originally from Seattle. Bartók’s popular Concerto for Orchestra, filled with memorable melodies, vibrant rhythms, and orchestral color, allows each instrument section to shine as “soloists.” Get to know Conductor Arthur Arnold at a Q & A from The Fox Theater stage one hour and 15 minutes before each performance, followed by a pre-concert talk with Arnold and guest violinist Porter. Tickets range from $19-$60. DETAILS

spokane symphony CHAMBER SOIRÉE:  SPRING

Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30pm
The Historic Davenport Hotel’s Marie Antoinette Ballroom

Musical elegance awaits in this up-close and personal chamber soirée evening at the Davenport Hotel. A mix of baroque, classical and contemporary music is introduced and performed by various ensembles of the Spokane Symphony. Table seating is available, with wine, light appetizers and small desserts, or seating in the gallery is available. This spring soiree features music by Jolivet, Thompson and Mendelssohn. Tickets are $22 for gallery seating (includes coffee at intermission) or $62 for table seating with food and wine. DETAILS

Tickets for the above events may be purchased at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509.624.1200, or online: SpokaneSymphony.org or FoxTheaterSpokane.org

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