Virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers and her Irish folk-music trio are sharing the concert stage with the Spokane Symphony

Thu, Mar 5, 2020 The Inlander

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

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The Cherry Poppin' Daddies tap one of Spokane's own to help create the music for their first-ever symphony show

Thu, Jan 30, 2020 The Inlander

By Dan Nailen David Armstrong grew up listening to "almost entirely classical music," which makes sense considering his mom was a violinist and he started on the instrument himself when he was five years old and growing up on the West Sid

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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 The Inlander

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

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 The Inlander

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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REVIEW: Vanessa Williams puts the 'pop' in the Spokane Symphony's Holiday Pops show

Mon, Dec 23, 2019 The Inlander

People attending the Spokane Symphony's annual Holiday Pops show Sunday afternoon were treated to an event that was a little heavier on the "pops" than the "holiday." I, for one, was glad about that. Partly, that's becau

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