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James Lowe, conductor
Mateusz Wolski, violin

Come and hear why Max Bruch’s First Violin Concerto remains one of the most popular pieces of music ever composed. A work of melody, warmth, and quicksilver brilliance, it has dominated the violin repertoire since its first performance – much to the annoyance of its composer. The firey First Symphony of Sibelius foreshadows the emergence of his unique musical voice and lays the foundation for his subsequent symphonies.

Errollyn Wallen
Mighty River
Max Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op.39


Mateusz Wolski was born in Warsaw, Poland where he began his musical training at the age of seven. He studied at the Szymanowski Musical High School and the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw before traveling to the U.S. to attend Manhattan School of Music. It was there, with full scholarship, that he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees under the tutelage of New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow.

Mateusz has enjoyed a distinguished solo career both in the U.S. and abroad. Recent performances include the Beethoven Violin Concerto; Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor; Paganini First Violin Concerto; Karlowicz Violin Concerto; Wieniawski Second Violin Concerto in D Minor and Polonaise in A Major; Mozart Concerto in G Major and Simphonia Concertante; Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor and Double Concerto; Waxman Carmen Fantasie; Sarasate Carmen Fantasy; Brahms Double Concerto; and Vivaldi Four Seasons.

As an orchestral musician, he has played with New York Philharmonic in over 200 concerts and four international tours, as well as with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and National Philharmonic. Also an enthusiastic chamber musician, he has appeared in New York City at Weill Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and on radio broadcasts with WQXR. International appearances have included Wigmore Hall in London and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, as well as several engagements throughout Poland, Italy, England and Germany.

Mateusz has had the privilege to play under the batons of many of the most distinguished conductors of our time, including Lorin Maazel, Yuri Temirkanov, Kurt Masur, Gerard Schwartz, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Giergiev, Charles Dutoit, George Manahan, Zdenec Macal, and Pinchas Zucherman.

Mateusz has recorded for dozens of movie soundtracks, including The Good Shepherd, The Departed, The Manchurian Candidate, Hitch, Intolerable Cruelty, The Rookie and Failure to Launch, as well as solo CDs of Audra MacDonald and Donny Osmond.

He performs on a violin owned by the Spokane Symphony that was crafted by Italian master Carlo Landolfi in 1779.

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, February 27 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

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and nonrefundable.

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