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Spokane, Coeur d’Alene symphonies present Labor Day weekend concerts

Wednesday Aug 28, 2019 • Features • Spokesman Review

by Azaria Podplesky
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Spokane Symphony

When: 6 p.m. Saturday and Monday

Where: Saturday: Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Monday: Comstock Park, 29th Avenue and Howard Street

Cost: Free

This Labor Day weekend, the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene symphonies present listeners with three chances to hear a blend of classical pieces and patriotic tunes.

Every Labor Day weekend for the last 34 years, the Spokane Symphony has welcomed the month of September with a concert in Comstock Park in Spokane.

For the last 19 years, the orchestra has performed a Labor Day concert in Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake, too.

Resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara will lead the symphony during performances Saturday (Pavillion Park) and Monday (Comstock Park).

Both concerts will feature the following pieces, many of which preview pieces the symphony will perform during the 2019-20 season: John Stafford Smith’s “The Star-Spangled Banner”; Mikhail Glinka’s Overture to “Russlan and Ludmilla”; Aaron Copland’s Variations on a Shaker Melody from “Appalachian Spring” (Feb. 29-March 1); Morton Gould’s “American Salute”; John Phillip Sousa’s “The Liberty Bell” March; Bob Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute; John Williams’ “Main Title” from “Star Wars” (March 21-22); Michael Giacchino’s “The Incredibles” (Jan. 25-26); Alan Silvestri’s “Back to the Future” Suite for Orchestra; John Williams’ “Hedwig’s Theme” from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (Oct. 26-27); and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” Opus 49.

 

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