Three Opportunities to Meet And Greet New Spokane Symphony Music Director JameThursday Sep 5, 2019 • Press Release
All events are free and open to the public
SPOKANE—September 5, 2019…There are three opportunities in the next week to meet and greet the Spokane Symphony’s new Music Director James Lowe. All events are free and open to the public. Lowe’s inaugural concert as the symphony’s eighth music director is on Saturday, Sept. 7 in the renovated Pavilion in Riverfront Park.
SEPTEMBER 7 CONCERT in RIVERFRONT PARK’S PAVILION
Sept. 7 from 4:00-5:00 pm
The Spokane Symphony is honored to be part of the grand opening community celebration of the Pavilion in Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. The hour-long concert will be the inaugural concert of the Spokane Symphony’s new Music Director James Lowe, who is the eighth conductor in the 74-year history of the Spokane Symphony.
The music includes Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, John Williams’ selections from Star Wars and Harry Potter movies, and other highlights from the upcoming 74th season of the Spokane Symphony---from James Bond movie music, Themes from 007 (Pops 4 this season is: James Bond—The Music), to music from the movie, Back to the Future (which will be one of the Symphony’s “Movies & Music” events in the winter with the film being shown on the giant screen at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox with live accompaniment of the score by the Spokane Symphony).
“The LoweDown on the New Symphony Season”
SEPTEMBER 10 TALK by JAMES LOWE from 2:00-3:00 pm
At the NORTH BRANCH of the SPOKANE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT, 44 E. Hawthorne Road.
Maestro Lowe will be joined by Concertmaster (lead violin) Mateusz Wolski.
James Lowe will preview the 74th season of the Spokane Symphony—all ten Masterworks concerts (previously called “Classics”), and six Pops concerts. He’ll talk about the special events presented by the symphony, including “Ancient Tales of Magic: The Music of Harry Potter and other Halloween Favorites,” the New Year’s Eve tradition of performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the new “Movies & Music” series, and more. There will be a question and answer session, and one lucky attendee will receive the door prize of two tickets to the Masterworks 1: American Rhythms concert on Sunday, September 15.
“The LoweDown on Masterworks 1: American Rhythms”
SEPTEMBER 12 TALK by JAMES LOWE from Noon to 1:30 pm
At F1RST AVENUE COFFEE, 1011 W. 1st Avenue, Spokane (across from Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox).
Maestro Lowe will be joined by orchestra musician Eric Moe (trumpet). No outside food, please.
Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe will give the “LoweDown”--an in-depth preview—on the season opener concert, Masterworks 1: American Rhythms, featuring the music of George Gershwin (“Rhapsody in Blue”) and Aaron Copland (Symphony No. 3). He will be joined by Spokane Symphony orchestra member, Eric Moe (trumpet). Lowe will use music clips and visuals to talk about the concert, and there will be a Q & A session. It’s a chance to get to know the Spokane Symphony’s new music director, and learn about the concert to add to concert-goers’ knowledge and enjoyment.