Welcome to the 77th season of the Spokane Symphony!
Symphony Week takes place from Monday, September 12 until Sunday, September 18th! Join us for a week of education, music, and unbeatable performances.
SYMPHONY WEEK EVENTS
What is going on this week that you can participate in?
Symphony Week with Spokane public Radio
Tues, SEPT. 13 | Thurs, Sept. 15 | Fri, Sept. 16
At 10 am on certain days of the week, the Spokane Symphony is features on KPBX. For more information about speakers, topics, and dates, see below.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT NOON | THE MAC
Music Director James Lowe gives you the "LoweDown" on the weekend's prgram. It's a free, engaging, and lighthearted talk about the music's historical context and meaning, and the fascinating and often times scandalous lives of the composers.
Exerience a behind-the-scenes look at how Masterworks performances are perfected. Watch the inner workings of the orchestra as James, the musicians, and our guest artists shape and polish each work in the final rehearsal. Enjoy a mimosa, coffee and parties from Rind and Wheat.
SATRUDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT 7:30PM | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 3PM
James Lowe, conductor
Natasha Paremski, Piano
Masterworks 1 features landmark pieces of the classical repertoire. Belioz's Symphonie fantastique will capture your imagination with its lush, romantic storytelling. The energetic and creative sounds of Jessie Montgomery's Starburst and a virtuosic performance of Beethoven's 5th piano concerto round out the evening. Doors open 90 minutes prior to start time. Come early, grab a cocktail, and hear Music Director James Lowe's insights about the weekend's music.
Spokane Public Radio's Jim Tevenan holds conversations with guest artists and some of your Spokane Symphony favorites, diving into featured music, work in the community, and the fascinating lives of performers and composers. Additionally, symphony members and guest artists perform live on air.
Upcoming guests and topics include:
Tuesday, September 13
Music Director James Lowe, Executive Director Jeff vom Saal, John Marshall (Principal Cell), and Lynne Feller-Marshall (Principal Bassoon) chat about the upcoming season and what performances and events to look forward to. John Marshall and Lynne Feller-Marshall will then perform a duet live on air!
Music Director James Lowe, Education and Outreach Manager Alexandra Rannow, and Meagan Gillis (Principal Timpani) talk about the Spokane Symphony's dedication to community outreach and education throughout Spokane and the Inland Northwest. Meagan Gillis will then give a live performance on the Timpani!
Music Director James Lowe, Education and guest artist, Pianist Natasha Paremski come together to talk about the first performance of the season - Masterworks 1: Fantastique! Learn about the music and hear a live performance from Natasha before she takes the Fox Theater stage on Saturday and Sunday.