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Monday Aug 26, 2019 • Calendar of Events

Events during September 2019 at the Spokane Symphony and  Martin Woldson Theater At The Fox

SPOKANE SYMPHONY LABOR DAY FREE CONCERT IN COMSTOCK PARK

Monday, Sept. 2 at 6pm
Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill
Morihiko Nakahara, 
Conductor

It’s the 34th annual free Labor Day Concert by the Spokane Symphony in Comstock Park. Since 1985, the Symphony has packed up their tent, stage, chairs and music stands to entertain the public and bid farewell to summer in the lovely park setting. It’s a chance for the Symphony to preview their 74th season that starts with Masterworks 1: American Rhythms on September 14 & 15 (Masterworks is the new name, formerly called “Classics”). The music, a combination of classics, patriotic tunes and movie themes, starts at 6:00 pm, but the Spokane Folklore Society’s Fall Arts preview begins at 4:00 pm, featuring the Symphony’s popular Instrument Petting Zoo where children can try out instruments.  The free parks concerts are the Symphony’s gift to the community. (NOTE: The other free concert is the 19th annual Lud Kramer Memorial Concert in Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park on Saturday, August 31 at 6:00 pm.) MUSIC DETAILS 

MICHAEL CAVANAUGH: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN WITH THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY

Friday, Sept. 6 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Jorge Luis Uzcátegui, 
Conductor 

Michael Cavanaugh has been called “the new voice of the American rock ‘n’ roll songbook” by Billboard Magazine. He wowed Spokane last winter with his concert performing the music of Billy Joel with the Spokane Symphony.  This time, the charismatic performer lends his music brilliance to the music of Elton John, with hits from “Benny and the Jets” and “Your Song,” to “Honky Cat,” “Rocket Man,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and more. Tickets range from $43-$89. DETAILS  

SPOKANE SYMPHONY AT THE grand OPENING OF THE PAVILION AT RIVERFRONT 

Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4pm
The Pavilion at Riverfront Park
James Lowe, Conductor

The Spokane Symphony is honored to be part of the grand opening celebration of the Pavilion in Riverfront Park on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4:00 pm. This will be new Music Director James Lowe’s inaugural concert with the Spokane Symphony. DETAILS  

MARSHALL TUCKER BAND

Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

The Marshall Tucker Band has been performing since the early 1970s. Today, after four decades, the band records on its own Ramblin’ Records Label (distributed by Sony/RED), and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led by lead singer, Doug Gray, the Marshall Tucker Band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Current members include drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother’s Finest and The Outlaws, multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist, Chris Hicks, recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Tickets start at $35.50. DETAILS  

INLAND NORTHWEST OPERA’S MADAME BUTTERFLY

Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Inland Northwest Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, the story of a young Japanese maiden whose pride and honor are wounded by an American naval officer, which results in heartbreak and tragedy. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, Elizabeth  Caballero is Cio-Cio San, Sandra Piques Eddy is Suzuki, Chad Shelton is Lt. Pinkerton, Corey McKern is Sharpless, and Brandon Michael is 
Goro. Tickets range from $23-$90. DETAILS  

SPOKANE SYMPHONY OPENING NIGHT GALA

Saturday, Sept. 14 at 5-7:30pm 
The Historic Davenport Hotel

Celebrate the start of the Spokane Symphony’s new Music Director, James Lowe’s, inaugural season with an elegant black-tie (optional) dinner gala at The Historic Davenport Hotel. The evening will include a gourmet meal with wine, live music and a brief program, followed by opening night of Masterworks 1: American Rhythms, at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.  Funds raised support the work of the Symphony’s Annual Fund and education programs. Tickets are $150 and may be purchased by calling Kimberly Babb at (509) 464-7076. Limited table sponsorships are still available by calling Director of Development, Jennifer Hicks, at (509) 464-7071.  Masterworks 1 concert tickets sold separately. DETAILS  

MASTERWORKS 1: AMERICAN RHYTHMS

Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8pm
Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

James Lowe, Conductor

The Spokane Symphony kicks off its 74th season with new Music Director James Lowe, conducting his first concert of his first season with an emphasis on American music.  Guest pianist William Wolfram will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm. The concert includes Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3. Tickets start at $21. DETAILS

SPOKANE SYMPHONY FALL SOIRÉE ON THE STAGE

Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30pm
On the Stage of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

The Chamber Soirees are now on the stage of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox (previously held at The Historic Davenport Hotel). Patrons are seated at a table on the stage facing the breathtaking view of the theater auditorium’s dramatic architecture, and surrounded by phenomenal sound. Small ensembles of symphony musicians will perform chamber works from Baroque to contemporary.  Coffee and dessert are included, and a selection of wines will be available. Tickets are $68. DETAILS

DEMETRI MARTIN: WANDERING MIND TOUR

Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, artist, writer and director. He began his career in New York City where he worked as a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and then became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Demetri has released three standup comedy albums and four hour-long standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, The Overthinker. Tickets are $39.75. DETAILS 

POPS 1: JAMES BOND—THE MUSIC

Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Morihiko Nakahara, Conductor

“Nobody does it better” with the music of James Bond than the Spokane Symphony. Broadway star Hugh Panaro, best known as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, and Morgan James, featured in Postmodern Jukebox, headline the show. The two dozen Bond films that span five decades have produced some of the greatest movie music in history. From “Goldfinger” and “Live and Let Die,” to 
“Diamonds are Forever” and “Skyfall,” be prepared to be shaken and stirred by the blockbuster Bond hits.  Dress up in Bond attire and come early for a cocktail party, games and photo ops in the lobby.  Doors open 90 minutes before the concert. Tickets start at $43. DETAILS  

RuPAUL’s DRAG RACE: WERQ THE WORLD TOUR 2019

Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

The Official RuPau’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all-new production for 2019. Mission leader Asia O’Hara is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens, including Detox, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Plastique, Violet Chachki and Yvie Oddly. Tickets range from $55-$65 with VIP meet-and-greet at $165. DETAILS

Tickets for all the above shows are available at SpokaneSymphony.org and FoxTheaterSpokane.com or by calling (509) 624-1200. They may be purchased in person at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, Spokane. 

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