If you’ve ever been to a symphony performance before, you’ll likely be familiar with the violin. But the fiddle? Is there even a difference? Eileen Ivers, Grammy Award-winning Irish fiddler and this weekend’s symphony guest artist, expla
By E.J. Iannelli
As one of the world's most prominent fiddlers, Eileen Ivers is often asked to explain what separates her instrument from a violin. She has an anecdote at the ready.
"We did an outreach years ago down in Clemson, South Caro
This weekend the Spokane Symphony will present “Appalachian Spring,” the next in this season’s Masterworks concert series.
Like the first Masterworks concert of the season, the program will only feature the work of American composers, i
When Paul “Doc” Nigh moved to Liberty Lake last year, he brought with him his customized DeLorean modified to the specifications of the “Back to the Future” model. While this car wasn’t itself featured in the original movies, Nigh’s repl
On the auspicious date of the “harmonic convergence” of 1987, Helen and Leonard Byrne began their married life amid harmonies of a different kind altogether.
Nearly half of the Spokane Symphony is composed of married couples; the majori