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Wednesday Feb 19, 2020 • Calendar of Events

march 2020 EVENTS AT THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY & MARTIN WOLDSON THEATER AT THE FOX


BY ALISON HIGHBERGER, PR MGR.

MASTERWORKS 7: APPALACHIAN SPRING

Saturday, February 29 at 8pm
Sunday, March 1 at 3pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Morihiko Nakahara, Conductor
Stephen Williamson, Clarinet 

Enjoy the music of American visionaries:  Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Philip Glass. Music includes Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Clarinet Concerto, Gershwin’s American in Paris, Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, and Glass’ Anniversary Concert Overture. Stephen Williamson, principal clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is the guest soloist. Tickets start at $21. 
NOTE:  Tickets for students, K-12, are free for all Masterworks concerts. Call the box office at 624-1200 to get free student tickets. DETAILS   

WSU SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT THE FOX

Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox 

The WSU School of Music is coming to Spokane! Founded in 1901, the music school has a long tradition of excellence, and they are bringing four of their ensembles to the Fox Theater: WSU Concert Choir with Dr. Lori Wiest; Jazz Big Band I with Dr. Greg Yasinitsky; Symphony Orchestra with Dr. Danh Pham; and Opera Workshop with Dr. Julie Anne Wieck. The evening will be emceed by KHQ-TV Weather Forecaster Blake Jensen. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Students with ID and children under 12 are free. DETAILS

MULTICARE: HEART STRINGS acoustic storytelling concert

Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
 

This is the second annual Heart Strings acoustic storytelling concert, presented by Radia. This year’s concert features Deana Carter, Craig Campbell, Wade Hayes and Bryan White on stage together. It’s a music experience in the style of a “guitar pull”—a tradition in which a small group of musicians sit together on stage and share an intimate look inside their lives, and the stories behind their music. Proceeds will elevate the level of cancer care and expand access for local cancer patients in the Inland Northwest. Tickets are $30, $40 and $60, VIP ($150) includes dinner, parking, VIP lounge and premier concert seating. DETAILS  

PRINCE ROYCE: THE ALTER EGO TOUR

Friday, March 6 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

In the past nine years, multi-platinum award-winning singer/songwriter Prince Royce has become a bona fide Latin superstar, scoring 17 #1 radio hits, 22 Latin Billboard Awards, 19 Premio lo Nuestro Awards, 19 Premios Juventud Awards, 6 Latin AMAs and 12 Latin Grammy nominations. His latest album, FIVE, was released in February 2017 and is Royce’s fifth career album. Some of his collaborators include: Shakira, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull and Thalia. August 9, 2018 was proclaimed “Prince Royce Day” in New York City by Mayor Bill de Blasio, in recognition of his contributions to society and for being a role model to youth in his hometown. He has been inducted into the Bronx Hall of Fame with a street named after him. Tickets start at $32.50 with VIP packages available. DETAILS

SPOKANE SYMPHONY POPS with EILEEN IVERS

Saturday, March 7 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

Morihiko Nakahara, Conductor 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early, and in fine Irish style with fiddle virtuoso Eileen Ivers in a return visit with the Spokane Symphony. She’s a nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, star of Riverdance, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, and has been called “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin by The New York Times! The daughter of Irish immigrants, Ivers grew up in the Bronx, and became one of the most distinguished and innovative performers of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Tickets start at $43. DETAILS

SPOKANE YOUTH SYMPHONY: 70 YEARS OF VIRTUOSITY

Sunday, March 8 at 4pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

This season is the Spokane Youth Symphony’s (SYS) 70th year of providing exemplary orchestral education for the youth of the Inland Northwest. This is the third performance of the season, and includes all four orchestras of the SYS: Spokane Youth Strings, Spokane Youth Sinfonietta, Spokane Youth Philharmonic, and Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (65+), $14 for youth under 12. DETAILS

FOX PRESENTS: THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND

Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Devon Allman and Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts, have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band. Their special guests are Marc Ford and Jackson Stokes. The audience will hear songs from their Devon and Duane’s solo projects, classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band, and more! Tickets start at $38. DETAILS

SPOKANE SYMPHONY MOVIES & MUSIC: STARS WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT

Saturday, March 21 at 8pm
Sunday, March 22 at 3pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox 

Morihiko Nakahara, Conductor 

Stars Wars: A New Hope in Concert brings the force to Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox! Watch the first-ever Star Wars film in its entirety on the Fox’s new giant screen, with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score played LIVE by the Spokane Symphony. This is Star Wars as you’ve never seen or heard it before.  Come early for pre-concert activities in the lobby.  Doors open 90 minutes before the shows. Tickets start at $20. DETAILS

RONNIE MILSAP

Tuesday, March 24 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Born blind, Ronnie Milsap’s grandparents gave the boy over to the North Carolina State School for the Blind hoping for a better chance. There, Milsap discovered music. As an adult, living in Atlanta, playing clubs and doing sessions, the future County Music Hall of Famer caught wind that JJ Cale was looking for a keyboard player. Cale hired him, and his career took off. Forty number one records. Five decades of charted singles. He broke genre rules and became one of the biggest pop/AC and even R&B artists of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Six Grammys. CMA Entertainer of the Year, and four Album of the Year awards. Ronnie Milsap will be supported by Andy Byron at this concert. Tickets start at $35.50. DETAILS

SPOKANE SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS 8: RUSSIAN PASSIONS

Saturday, March 28 at 8pm
Sunday, March 29 at 3pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Music Director James Lowe, Conductor
Joyce Yang, Piano

It’s music from three Russian masters:  Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky. Guest pianist Joyce Yang will perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini. Tickets start at $21. NOTE:  Tickets for students, K-12, are free for all Masterworks concerts. Call the box office at 624-1200 to get free student tickets. DETAILS

For a preview of the music, and a deep dive into its historical context and importance, join Music Director James Lowe at his Thursday, March 26th “LoweDown” talk from 12 noon-1:30pm at First Avenue Coffee, 1011 W. First Ave. (across from the Fox Theater).

Free and open to the public to observe:  Joyce Yang teaches a piano master class with several local students who auditioned for the chance to learn from her. It’s Friday, March 27 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.  Don’t miss this fascinating opportunity to observe a master sharing technique and performance tips with talented young pianists.

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

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

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction back to the stage. Over 18 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound. This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike, and the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. Tickets are: $56, $67 and $78. DETAILS

SPOKANE SYMPHONY:  SPRING CHAMBER SOIRÉE ON THE STAGE

Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Experience the Chamber Soirée onstage at The Fox Theater! You will be seated at a table on the stage, surrounded by the phenomenal sound of small ensembles of orchestra members. They perform chamber works from baroque to contemporary.
Included with the ticket price: a gourmet charcuterie board, accompanied by complimentary bottles of red and white Latah Creek wine, followed by coffee and dessert. Tickets are$68. DETAILS

Purchase tickets for any of the above events online at SpokaneSymphony.org and FoxTheaterSpokane.org or at the Box Office at The Fox, Mon. through Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or (509) 624-1200.

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