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Symphony review: Conductor Holly Choe, with pianist Charlie Albright, is a refreshing encounter with showings of fruitful career

By Larry Lapidus The Spokesman-Review January 21, 2024 Having traveled the world making music, studying with acknowledged masters and performing in starry venues with noted ensembles, two young musicians took the stage of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in the fifth of this season’s Masterworks concerts by the Spokane Symphony. ...

By |2024-01-25T13:21:52-08:00January 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Longtime Spokane Symphony tubist Leonard Byrne, ‘man of science’ and ‘real artist,’ dies at 70

By Nick Gibson The Spokesman-Review January 24, 2024 Leonard Byrne, who served as the Spokane Symphony Orchestra’s principal and only tubist for nearly five decades, died Monday of congestive heart failure in Spokane Valley. He was 70. Byrne joined the symphony in 1975 while finishing his master’s degree in electrical engineering at ...

By |2024-01-25T13:19:21-08:00January 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Symphony review: Masterworks 4 poetically captures voice of ocean’s greatest creatures

By Larry Lapidus The Spokesman-Review November 5, 2023 Hardly had the echoes of Morihiko Nakahara’s rendition of Amy Beach’s mighty “Gaelic Symphony” died away at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox before Music Director James Lowe introduced another symphonic masterpiece little known in this country and unjustly neglected: “A Sea Symphony ...

By |2023-11-07T12:01:29-08:00November 7th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spokane Symphony review: Nakahara’s return is a reminder of many pleasant evenings at the Fox

By Larry Lapidus The Spokesman-Review October, 22, 2023 Thanks in part to COVID-19, it’s been several years since Morihiko Nakahara has led a performance in the Masterworks Series of the Spokane Symphony. This weekend featured the welcome return of that gifted and popular musician, much to the evident delight of audience and ...

By |2023-11-07T11:58:31-08:00November 7th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not for the Likes of Us? James Lowe on the Universal Truth of Music

By James Lowe Spokane County Library District Blog September 20, 2023 I had an interesting chat on KPBX the other day with E.J. Ianelli, who mentioned that many people think that symphony musicians grow up steeped in classical music, and it’s only that deep, life-long connection that allows anyone to understand the music we play. Personally, ...

By |2023-09-21T10:17:12-07:00September 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Symphony review: Orchestra, soloist and conductor astound in final performance of 2022-2023 season

By Larry Lapidus The Spokesman-Review May 14, 2023 Something sensational took place on Saturday night at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Yes, the music was great, the soloist was spectacular, and the Spokane Symphony played brilliantly. But there was something more than that. Music Director James Lowe pointed to it ...

By |2023-05-22T11:41:25-07:00May 22nd, 2023|Reviews, Spokesman Review|0 Comments
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