FIRST TIMER’S GUIDE

Welcome to the Spokane Symphony and Fox Theater

FAQ About Ticketing

Tickets are easiest to access and buy here on our website through our secure, encrypted ticket-buying system.

Or, you can also buy them directly through our Box Office

  • By phone: 509-624-1200
  • In person: at The Fox Box Office; 1001 West Sprague Avenue

Hours:
Mon. – Closed
Tues. & Wed. 10 am – 5 pm
Thur. 12 pm – 7 pm
Fri. 10 am – 2 pm

Also open two hours prior to any performance

 

  • Emailed: All tickets are delivered via email – all you have to do is print them off before the concert! If tickets are not delivered, please check your junk mail folder and add foxtickets@foxtheaterspokane.com to your address book to ensure proper delivery in the future.
  • Will call: After ordering, you have the option to pick up tickets at the south entrance (First Ave.) of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. This spot will open two hours before the concert for pickup. 
  • Mail: If you order at least one week before the concert you have the option to receive tickets by mail.

Please note that the Spokane Symphony and The Fox Theater are the ONLY authorized sellers of Spokane Symphony. Tickets obtained via other sources are done so at the buyers own risk. For more information click here. 

THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR:

When you’re buying tickets online, make sure you’re on the official websites of Spokane Symphony (SpokaneSymphony.org or foxtheaterspokane.org). Some sites may seem to be official but are actually ticket resellers.

  • If you encounter excessive fine print or multiple unexpected fees, you’re likely paying higher than face value for your tickets.
  • If your tickets don’t list your specific section, row, and seat number, they are likely not to be valid.
  • If a ticket seller asks you to sign for overnight delivery or will call tickets, do not buy the tickets – you will invalidate your ability to recover the fraudulent charges.

Gift certificates are the perfect gift for any lover of live shows and music for any occasion! Purchase online, at our Box Office, or by calling 509-624-1200.

  • Sometimes, mix ups can happen in your email and the tickets can be sent to the wrong folder. If tickets are not delivered, please check your junk mail folder and add foxtickets@foxtheaterspokane.com to your address book to ensure direct delivery in the future.
  • If you still cannot find your tickets or they have been lost, call our box office at 509-624-1200 or stop by and they will resend them to your email or hold them for you until the show.
  • Tickets are generally allowed exchange for Masterworks and Pops concerts by contacting the Box Office. Note that exchanges are subject to availability and a nominal fee applies unless you are a subscriber. Deadline for exchanges is 48 hours before curtain time.
  • Tickets to special events and Fox Presents are not eligible for exchange.
  • You are welcome to donate any ticket back to the Spokane Symphony as a tax-deductible contribution by calling the Box Office (509-624-1200) by 5pm on concert day. 

**Except in the unlikely event of a concert cancelation, the Spokane Symphony does not offer refunds.

The Spokane Symphony is dedicated to creating an accessible environment for any audience member. Because of this, we offer loads of discounts for loads of people!

  • Subscribe! Our subscription packages offer the best possible discounts you can get to the Spokane Symphony. In a bundle, the tickets are 25% off of the full price, have no ticket fees, and have an additional 10% off single ticket purchases to any series. And these are just a few of the great perks of a subscription. Check out the rest here
  • K-12 students get FREE tickets to any of our Masterworks Series concerts through the FAST Program. (Students 12 and under must attend with an adult)
  • College students get a season subscription to all Masterworks concerts for a total of $40 (that’s only $5 per show) through our College Card
  • Group discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more
  • Active duty, veterans, reservationists, retirees, military spouses and families receive a 10% discount on ALL Spokane Symphony and Fox Presents single ticket purchases.

Children are welcome at all Spokane Symphony performances. For certain performances, including our Masterwork series, we ask that children be of an age to sit thoughtfully through the longer classical pieces without disturbing other patrons or the performers. If your child becomes restless, The Fox Founders Gallery offers a great space to continue to enjoy the concert with views to the stage and sound.

All children are required to be in a ticketed seat. Our Access to Free Tickets program gives students K-12 free tickets to any Masterworks performance.

The Spokane Symphony offers many casual family-friendly concert experiences to enjoy including our free Family Day concert, free outdoor Labor Day concerts, Movies in Concert, and The Nutcracker Ballet.

FAQ about the orchestra

The Fox Theater houses many different events and many different styles of music, and when a feature show comes through the theater that is not only hosted but presented by the Fox Theater, these are our Fox Presents shows. These shows are not affiliated with the Spokane Symphony.

Masterworks and Pops, however, are all about the Spokane Symphony. Masterworks performances feature pieces of many classical composers and offer masterpieces from different time periods. Pops performances feature a wider variety of music from movie scores, to tribute concerts, to acrobats flying across the stage. The music in Pops concerts is often more well-known but just as amazing as our Masterworks repertoire. 

Whether you choose to attend a Masterworks or a Pops concert, you will enjoy the works of art that are presented by the Spokane Symphony.

The concertmaster is the lead violinist and the highest leadership position of all the musicians. As the violinist with the highest “rank”, he/she sits in the first chair, next to the conductor’s podium. When you hear the orchestra start tuning prior to the concert, the concertmaster is the one leading them. Customarily, the concertmaster plays all of the violin solos within pieces and marks the orchestra’s scores with the appropriate bowings – so all the violinists are moving and playing in unison.

At the Spokane Symphony, our concertmaster is Mateusz Wolski.

The Spokane Symphony features the talent of around 70 wonderful musicians.

The Spokane Symphony is a large ensemble that features wind, string, brass, and percussion instruments. Here are all the instruments we have in the symphony:

Wind

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Contrabassoon
  • Saxophone

String

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
  • Harp (considered both string and percussion)

Brass

  • Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba

Percussion

  • Timpani
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Triangle
  • Celesta
  • Piano

The string sections (violins, violas, cellos) are found immediately in front of the conductor and are arranged in a semi-circle. The string basses stand behind the cello section on the audience’s right-hand side. The winds (oboes, flutes, piccolo, clarinets, and bassoons) are seated in two horizontal lines directly behind the strings. The brass (horns, trumpets, trombones, and tuba) are seated in the back of the orchestra along with the timpani, percussion, piano, and harp.

We understand, the musical terms can be mind-boggling! Here is a glossary of terms that can help you understand the musical lingo you might hear when you come to the Spokane Symphony: https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/musical-terms/

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Here are some great Symphony choices for first-time attendees curated by Music Director James Lowe.

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