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James Lowe, conductor
Julia Pyke, flute

Felix Mendelssohn was so inspired by his visit to Scotland in 1829 that he wrote his Third Symphony to capture his impressions of the wild, untamable country, which was alien to his ordered upbringing. We open with Glisk, a brilliant work by the Scottish composer Aileen Sweeney that creates a musical glimmer of light, and feature our own Julia Pyke as soloist in Rouse’s Gaelic-inspired flute concerto.

Aileen Sweeney
Christopher Rouse
Flute Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op.56


From Seattle, Washington, Julia Pyke is the Principal Flute of the Spokane Symphony and Adjunct Professor of Flute at Whitworth University. She was the winner of SFCM’s Brass & Woodwind Concerto Competition and performed Lowell Liebermann’s Flute Concerto with the SFCM Orchestra in 2021. She was also selected for several Danenberg Honors Recitals while at Oberlin, and for the 2019 Oberlin Orchestra tour at Carnegie Hall.

She has been a fellow at Aspen Music Festival as a member of the Aspen Conducting Academy, Music Academy of the West, and Texas Music Festival, and has performed with the New World Symphony as well as members of the Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. She has appeared in performance at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Carnegie Hall. While at Aspen, she was runner-up for the woodwind concerto competition, and while at Music Academy of the West, she was a finalist for both the Duo Competition and the Keston MAX audition in partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra. She has performed under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, Marin Alsop, Larry Rachleff, John Adams, Hans Graf, Tim Weiss, Hugh Wolff, Markus Stenz, Andre Boreyko, and Ludovic Morlot.

Julia’s primary teachers include Timothy Day, former Principal Flute of the San Francisco Symphony, and Dr. Alexa Still. She completed a Bachelor of Music at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music and Professional Studies Certificate at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Experience 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 artist shape and polish each work in the final rehearsal. Enjoy a mimosa, coffee, and locally-baked pastries.

Tickets: $31.50
Purchase a subscription of all 3 for $85.50

DOORS 9AM | SHOW 10am – Noon

Ticket includes one mimosa, coffee, and pastries.

MW2 – Saturday, October 5
MW7 – Saturday, March 29
MW8 – Saturday, April 26

Thursday, October 3 at noon, Music Director James Lowe gives you the “LoweDown” on the music. It’s a free, fascinating, and lighthearted talk about the music, including historical context and meaning, juicy gossip about the composers’ lives, music clips, visuals, and our conductor’s quick wit!


Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s Eric A. Johnston Auditorium, 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane

Whether you couldn’t attend a Masterworks concert or loved what you heard and want to listen again, Spokane Symphony Masterworks concerts are featured on KPBX’s “Concert of the Week,” the second Monday after each performance on 91.1 FM at 7pm on spokanepublicradio.org.

Coming Soon

Ticket Information:

Single Tickets On Sale: Friday, August 16, 2024
Phone: 509-624-1200
Box Office: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue

Bag Policy

All bags (with the exception of clutches 6 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches) are subject to visual inspection by venue security.
Large bags are not allowed in The Fox, and must be checked in our Coat Check (located in the North Gallery) for the duration of the event.

Programs are subject to change

Cancelation Policy

All sales are final and nonrefundable.

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