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Masterworks Concerts

Journey along with Music Director James Lowe and the Spokane Symphony at individual shows or through the entire season with our Masterworks Subscription

From instrumental tales of unrequited love to stories rooted in folk traditions, the Masterworks series delves into favorite classic masterpieces for 9 stirring concerts that take the audience on an assortment of musical journeys. Alongside established masters and emerging musicians, the Spokane Symphony creates a visceral experience of exciting and unforgettable music that will leave you craving more.

2022-23 Masterworks Concerts

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.

The Spokane Symphony’s seventh Music Director, Eckart Preu, returns with music of drama and depth. Shy composer Anton Bruckner dedicated his Third Symphony to Wagner after plucking up the courage to visit the great master. Wagner’s own Tristan und Isolde is a groundbreaking work that pushed composition into previously unexplored areas of musical force.

Beloved local favorite and internationally renowned cellist Zuill Bailey performs Elgar’s last major work, a lament to a lost era after the first World War. Mozart’s Requiem was incomplete at his death, leaving his student Süssmayr to finish the work.