Things You Need To Know Right NowThursday Jan 4, 2018 • Reviews • The Inlander
CLASSING IT UP by Dan Nailen
You might not consider yourself a fan of classical music, or perhaps, like me, you're just generally ignorant of the form. That shouldn't keep you from checking out the Spokane Symphony sometime if given the chance. I did it on New Year's Eve for the annual performance of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9," and while the music delivered by the musicians and Spokane Symphony Chorale was powerful, it was worth braving the cold and crowds just for the visuals. The Fox is obviously an artistic wonder, top to bottom, but watching conductor Eckart Preu (pictured) bounce on his feet, flail his arms dramatically and whip his wispy hair this way and that was a blast from beginning to end.