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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spokane Symphony's 75th Season details announced

The Spokane Symphony has announced its 75th concert season details, revealing the music for all 10 Masterworks concerts, 6 Pops concerts, Movies & Music events, The Music of Harry Potter, The Nutcracker, and more. Music Director James Lowe will conduct his first Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on New Year's Eve, which is a great Spokane Symphony tradition.

The 75th season starts with Masterworks 1 on September 19-20, at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming season.

Music Director James Lowe, the eighth music director in the history of the orchestra, commented on the launch of the upcoming 75th season:

"'The 75th season of the Spokane Symphony will be a celebration of the history of our orchestra, its talented musicians and our community. It's going to be a season full of wonderful music and exciting guest artists in both the Masterworks and Pops concerts. There isn't a single, overarching theme to the season, apart from the incredible variety, brilliance and resilience of the human spirit, but isn't that the theme of all music?

We are certainly living through some uncertain times, but we are looking forward to the future when we can all be back together. For me, this enforced period without live music has been tough, but has reminded me what a precious thing it is. I'm looking forward to the solace, comfort and joy that our Spokane Symphony concerts will bring to the Inland Northwest community," said Lowe.

One of the highlights of the 75th season will be three top guest conductors: internationally acclaimed Leonard Slatkin, music director laureate of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Mechetti, music director of the Spokane Symphony from 1993-2004, and the Spokane Symphony's previous music director, Eckart Preu (2004-2019).

For all the deails on the upcoming season and to purchase tickets, visit

The MAC is offering free webinar series

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has put together an online lecture program 'Revealing Pompeii' starting every Thursday in April. This program relates to the Pompeii: Immortal City exhibition that is closed due to Covid-19 directives. These sessions are free to the public in association with the Spokane Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

This week's lecture on Thursday, April 9 is 'Roman Gladiators: Killing Machines? Fact and Fiction'. Classical archaeologist and historian Dr. Andrew Goldman of Gonzaga University, discusses some of the latest theories about Roman Gladiators - the ultimate fighters, famous for their blood-thirsty behavior and the kill-or-be-killed world in which they lived. Or so they are often depicted in modern movies and television shows. An exploration of the surviving archaeological and textual evidence shows that gladiators - men and women - led very different lives than is often assumed. Dr. Goldman separates fact from fiction, offering a more complex, nuanced and interesting story.

The lecture begins at 6:30pm. Admission is free, but you must register at or visit

Spokane Symphony presents Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, rescheduled for Sept 12 & 13

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert brings the force to Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Watch the first-ever Star Wars film with John Williams' Academy Award-winning score played live by the Spokane Symphony. Morihiko Nakahara conducts. Come early for pre-concert Star Wars-themed activities in the lobby, costumes are encouraged!

Performances are Saturday, September 12, 8pm and Sunday, September 13, 3pm. This concert was originally scheduled for March 21 & 22 of this year. For ticket information, visit or call 509-624-1200.

The Backstreet Boys are coming to the Arena August 7

The Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour is coming to the Spokane Arena on Friday, August 7 at 7:30pm. The band rose to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys in 1996. They rose to superstardom with their third studio album Millennium in 1999 and its follow-up album, Black & Blue in 2000.

Tickets are available at or 800-325-SEAT.

The Flaming Lips coming to the Fox March 19, 2021

The Flaming Lips were originally scheduled to perform at the Fox Theater on April 14, 2020, and are now rescheduled for March 19, 2021. The Grammy-winning, ever-evolving American rock band will bring their psychedelic sound and perform songs from their entire catalog, and more.

Tickets are on sale now at People who have those April 14 tickets are encouraged to hold onto them. They are valid for the new March 19, 2021 date, and no action is necessary. If ticketholders cannot make the new date, they can receive a 'store credit' in their account at the Fox Theater which will include a 25% bonus that can be used for any Spokane Symphony or Fox Theater performance.

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