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Boxer Chauncy Welliver to join Mateusz Wolski in ‘M Show: Percussion Edition’

Thu, May 16, 2019 Spokesman Review

Boxer Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver was a little dumbfounded when he heard Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski’s pitch. Wolski, organizing his next “M Show,” which combines music, comedy and science, wanted Welliver t

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Departing Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu leaves an exceptional legacy

Mon, May 6, 2019 Spokesman Review

Had this weekend’s concerts by the Spokane Symphony been planned as an audition by Eckart Preu for the position of principal conductor and music director of the orchestra, they could not have been more successful. We had already heard f

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After 15 years, Eckart Preu sets down his Spokane Symphony baton

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 Spokesman Review

In his 15 years as music director of the Spokane Symphony, Eckart Preu has come into his own, establishing himself on and off stage as a talented conductor and capable leader. But back in 2004, when Preu was a music director finalist, h

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Musical sampler: Pink Martini returns to Spokane’s Fox theater, and the conga line forms at the back

Fri, Apr 26, 2019 Spokesman Review

For Pink Martini, there’s always a little bit of nostalgia involved in coming back to the Lilac City to perform with the Spokane Symphony. It’s been 21 years since Portland’s “little orchestra” first trekked to Eastern Washington to pla

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Ogren inspires as final candidate for Spokane Symphony music director

Mon, Apr 15, 2019 Spokesman Review

The fifth shoe dropped on Saturday night, when Jayce Ogren, the last of five candidates we were to hear for the position of music director of the Spokane Symphony, led the orchestra in its penultimate classics concert of the 2018-19 seas

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