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As the Spokane Symphony takes on Pixar, we revisit the best music in the studio's library

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 Features

By Isaac Handelman This weekend, the Spokane Symphony will tackle Pixar's sonic catalog in what's sure to be a spirit-raising multimedia event. Now's as good a time as ever to reflect on the swelling, evocative melodies that have helped

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SYMPHONY CELEBRATES BEETHOVEN’S LEGACY

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 Features

Conductor Mark Russell Smith didn’t hesitate for a second when he was approached about leading the Spokane Symphony in “Masterworks 5: Beethoven’s 250th Birthday” on Saturday and Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. For one,

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The adventurousness of Beethoven's music is still there, 250 years after he was born

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 Features

By E.J. Iannelli Augustin Hadelich is steeped in the repertoire of classical violin concertos and travels the globe to perform them with the world's major orchestras. The cosmopolitan violinist — born in Italy to German parents, now an Ame

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‘Be open to whatever comes’: Vanessa Williams mentors black women, girls ahead of Spokane concerts

Sat, Dec 21, 2019 Features

Sandy Williams, editor of The Black Lens, says she always reaches out to notable African American figures who come to town to see if they will talk with local young people about their experiences. “In a place like Spokane, you feel so r

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Vanessa Williams headlines Fox with Spokane Symphony’s Holiday Pops

Fri, Dec 20, 2019 Features

The Spokane Symphony, under the direction of James Lowe, and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox have saved one of its best shows for last to wrap up the holiday season and year. Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams he

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