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James Lowe, conductor
Mateusz Wolski, violin
Dr. Meg Stohlmann, chorale director
Spokane Symphony Chorale
Eastern Washington University Symphonic Choir

Sydney Guillaume
New Work for Chorale and Orchestra
A co-commission between the Spokane Symphony, Eastern Washington University and Ron & Sue Runyon

Samuel Barber
Violin Concerto, Op.14

George Frederick McKay
From a Moonlit Ceremony

William Grant Still
Symphony No. 1
(Afro-American Symphony)

William Grant Still’s work is one of the most popular American symphonies, synthesizing jazz and blues perfectly into symphonic form. Our concertmaster, Mateusz Wolski, performs Barber’s virtuosic and rich Violin Concerto, we hear music from former Spokanite George Frederick McKay, and we’re thrilled to present a new work by Sydney Guillaume.

Saturday, February 4th
Doors: 6pm
Preconcert Lecture: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm

Sunday, February 5th
Doors: 1:30pm
Preconcert Lecture: 2pm
Show: 3pm

Ticket Information:

Phone: 509-624-1200
Box Office: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue

About the New Music

Sydney Guillaume

Originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sydney is currently residing in Portland, Oregon working as a full-time composer, conductor and clinician. Guillaume’s compositions continually enthrall choirs everywhere and have been performed around the world. They have been featured at numerous conferences and international festivals like the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the World Choir Games and Ireland’s Cork International Choral Festival.

His newest piece “A Taste of Freedom” was a co-commission between the Spokane Symphony, Eastern Washington University and Ron & Sue Runyon

Lloyd Reshard, Jr.
Poet, Bass-Baritone

Recipient of the NEA Encouragement Award at the District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2012, Lloyd has performed opera roles throughout the United States including, Il Commendatore, Figaro, Sarastro, Escamillo, and more.
His text, “A Taste of Freedom,” is the third collaboration with composer Sydney Guillaume in addition to  “This, Too, Shall Pass” and “Nou La,” which both premiered in 2022.

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

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