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WELCOME

From James Lowe DEAR FRIENDS, We’re back and thrilled to announce the Spokane Symphony’s 76th season. Nothing beats the live, visceral experience of an orchestra in concert and we’ve all missed coming together to share music at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. All of us — musicians and listeners — engage with music on a deeply personal level. And yet, this intimate individual experience is heightened by joining together in a live event that moves us, inspires us and unites us like nothing else. After the incredibly difficult times we have all recently faced, music can help us reflect, heal and celebrate. I believe every concert is its own journey, and it’s a privilege to share these adventures with you. For the new season, we’ve put together a rich array of great music from well-known classics to undiscovered gems, with world-class guest artists. We want you to feel at home with us at the Spokane Symphony. Whether you’re a long-time patron or first-time attendee, we’re excited to share our 76th season. We hope you make “symphony night” a regular part of your life and let the power of live orchestral music enrich, entertain and nourish you. Welcome back! I can’t wait to see you at The Fox!

James Lowe, Music Director Photo: Hamilton Studio

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WHY SUBSCRIBE? 1. You will have the same seats each time you attend a concert in your series.  What a fun way to make new friends and share in the joy of live music. 2. Not loving your current seats? As a subscriber, you can upgrade. 3. Save up to 25% off the full price. 4. Early access to purchase tickets to other concerts before they go on sale to the general public. 5. Free ticket exchanges. 6. Payment Plans: Interest-free monthly payment plans are only available to season ticketholders. 7. Have more people who want to join the party? Add extra tickets for 10% off the single ticket price for Masterworks or Pops performances.

Make It Fun for the Family!

Students in grades K–12 are eligible for our Free Access to Student Tickets (FAST) program. It offers students a free ticket to all Masterworks performances. As a subscriber you can reserve a seat in advance for your student for the whole season.

Watch from the Comfort of Your Home

Not feeling up to a night out? Winter in a warmer climate? In partnership with Hamilton Studio we are creating a digital version of all seven Masterworks performances for our Masterworks subscribers.

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MASTERWORKS 1

The Return of the Symphony Adolphus Hailstork | Fanfare on Amazing Grace Jean Sibelius | Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 Johannes Brahms | Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op.73

James Lowe, conductor Bella Hristova, violin

saturday

SEPT 18 8PM

sunday

SEPT 19 3PM

SATURDAY 10AM–NOON

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After a tumultuous year it’s appropriate to re-open with Hailstork’s jubilant fanfare based on “Amazing Grace,” possibly one of the single most recognizable tunes in the English-speaking world. Bella Hristova joins us for Sibelius’ monumental Violin Concerto, one of the most original and masterly works in the repertoire. Sibelius weaves the violin brilliantly through the orchestra and ranges in expression from icy cool to passionate intensity. Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 ends the celebration with some of his most heartfelt music. Composed in a single summer by the picturesque Wörthersee, it contains moments of rich melody, solace and joy.

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MASTERWORKS 2

Beethoven’s Soul Ludwig van Beethoven | Elegischer Gesang (Elegiac Song) Rodion Shchedrin | Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt Testament Ludwig van Beethoven | An die fern Geliebte (To the Distant Beloved) arr. Felix Weingartner Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op.60

James Lowe, conductor Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, chorale director Spokane Symphony Chorale William Ferguson, tenor

saturday

OCT 9 8PM

sunday

OCT 10 3PM

2021–2022 SEASON

While Beethoven may be best known for his “greatest hits,” like Symphony No. 5, Music Director James Lowe has mined the archives for jewels that deserve to be heard and that reflect Beethoven’s inner life. His struggles with encroaching deafness, unrequited love and loss are contrasted with his Fourth and sunniest symphony, showing Beethoven’s unshakable belief in the triumph of the human spirit over adversity and the perennial nature of hope, even in life’s darkest moments.

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Points North Felix Mendelssohn | The Hebrides Overture, Op.26 Anna Clyne | DANCE Nikolai Tcherepnin | Prelude to The Distant Princess Jean Sibelius | Symphony No. 5, Op.82, E-flat major

James Lowe, conductor Inbal Segev, cello

saturday

NOV 13 8PM

sunday

NOV 14 3PM

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Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne has taken the music world by storm in the last decade. She studied at the University of Edinburgh at the same time as our music director, and her work from 2019, DANCE, a cello concerto in all but name, is full of deep expression and melodic invention. We open our exploration of the North with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, written after a trip to the Scottish Highlands, and include a lost gem by Nikolai Tcherepnin. Every Sibelius symphony ends remarkably, but the ending of his Fifth symphony is one of the most astonishing by any composer—a flight of swans gives way to crashing chords surrounded by silence.

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MASTERWORKS 4

Eckart Returns Richard Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Eckart Preu, conductor

saturday

JAN 15 8PM

sunday

JAN 16 3PM

Eckart Preu, Conductor Laureate

2021–2022 SEASON

Conductor Laureate Eckart Preu (2004–19) returns to conduct Wagner and Bruckner. Anton Bruckner, deeply religious and shy, plucked up the courage to visit the great Richard Wagner whom he had met after the premiere of Tristan und Isolde. Showing him two of his symphonies, Bruckner asked Wagner which he preferred. Wagner chose the Third, although they drank so much beer that evening Bruckner forgot and had to sheepishly write the master to confirm his choice. He dedicated the symphony to Wagner, and it’s now regarded as Bruckner’s first great symphonic masterwork. Wagner’s own Tristan und Isolde is a seminal work that pushed music into previously unexplored areas of emotional force.

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Pictured Within William Grant Still | Wood Notes Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor | Danse nègre Edward Elgar | Enigma Variations

James Lowe, conductor Mateusz Wolski, violin

saturday

FEB 5 8PM

sunday FEB 6 3PM

SATURDAY 10AM–NOON

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Elgar’s Enigma Variations is a moving portrait of his closest friends, with each variation ingeniously using different versions of the same tune to capture their individual personalities (even including a bulldog’s misadventures in a river). One of Elgar’s friends not depicted is Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a black English composer whom Elgar championed and thought a genius. Tchaikovsky initially wanted to dedicate his Violin Concerto to his lover, the violinist Yosif Kotek, but ultimately didn’t for fear of a scandal that would expose his private life. We open with William Grant Still’s Wood Notes, inspired by the poetry of J. Mitchell Pilcher and an evocation of the natural beauty of the American South.

William Grant Still

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MASTERWORKS 6

The Genesis of the SSO Christoph Willibald Gluck | Overture from Iphigenie in Aulis (Wagner ending) Robert Schumann | Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54 George Frederick McKay | Suite on Fiddler’s Themes Antonín Dvorák | Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op.88 ˇ

James Lowe, conductor • Archie Chen, piano saturday

MARCH 5 8PM

sunday

MARCH 6 3PM

2021–2022 SEASON

Celebrate last year’s 75th anniversary of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra (SSO) by experiencing some of the music performed during our early history. We start with the very first notes ever played by the SSO: Gluck’s Overture to Iphigenie in Aulis. Spokane’s own Archie Chen plays Robert Schumann’s soulful Piano Concerto, and we revive an early commission from composer George Frederick McKay, whose music captures the spirit of the American Northwest. Like McKay, Dvorák was influenced ˇ by the music of his native land. His Eighth symphony is inspired by jaunty Bohemian folk tunes, making it one of the cheeriest symphonies in the repertoire.

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Russian Tales Alexander Borodin | Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op.23 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov | Scheherazade, Op.35

James Lowe, conductor Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, chorale director Inon Barnatan, piano Spokane Symphony Chorale saturday

APRIL 23

Audience favorite Inon Barnatan has been called “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” by The New York Times, and returns to Spokane with Tchaikovsky’s sweepingly romantic First piano concerto.

8PM

When composer Borodin died suddenly at a fancy dress ball in 1887, his opera Prince sunday Igor remained incomplete, leaving APRIL Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov to 24 3PM finish the work. The Polovtsian Dances from the opera tap into the deep wellspring of ancient Russian tribal history. Rimsky-Korsakov’s genius for orchestral color is also put to SATURDAY 10AM–NOON great effect in Scheherazade, a showpiece for any orchestra that tells the stories of Sinbad, shipwrecks and princesses, all woven together by a beguiling violin depicting the voice of Scheherazade herself.

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POPS 1

Holiday Pops with The Sweeplings Morihiko Nakahara, conductor Cami Bradley & Whitney Dean

saturday

DEC 18 8PM

sunday

DEC 19 2PM

2021–2022 SEASON

Holiday Pops is a beloved family favorite with Christmas music, carol singing and a visit from Santa. This year’s very special guests are Spokane’s talented Cami Bradley, finalist from “America’s Got Talent,” and her musical partner, Whitney Dean. Together, they’re the nationally acclaimed pop-folk duo, The Sweeplings. Join us for this warm and festive Inland Northwest Christmas celebration!

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Pink Martini James Lowe, conductor

SATURDAY

JAN 29 8PM

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The eclectic, self-proclaimed “little orchestra” from Portland returns for a dazzling tour through the swinging sounds of the 20th century with the Spokane Symphony. Pink Martini is part big band, part classical ensemble, part salsa troupe and all fun!

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POPS 3

Havana Nights

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor The Mambo Kings & Camille Zamora

SATURDAY

MAY 21 8PM

2021–2022 SEASON

The Spokane Symphony takes you on an exciting adventure through the passionate music of Cuba, Spain and Latin America with the Mambo Kings, America’s foremost Latin jazz ensemble. The Mambo Kings are joined by star soprano Camille Zamora, called “a singer blessed with intense communicative ability who blazes with passion” by Opera Magazine.

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GIVING

Are You Missing the Joyful Sound of Live Music? It is hard to believe that in 2019, we entertained and served over 50,000 members in our region. While our community and the Spokane Symphony had to endure profound silence brought about by Covid-19, we are excited to announce our doors will be opening for you this upcoming concert season. We rejoice in the fact that we were able to survive due to our dedicated donors, staff, musicians and board members who worked tirelessly to keep our organization afloat. We deftly forged through a 95% reduction in Spokane Symphony and Fox staff, over 70 canceled shows and a loss of over $1,700,000. The Shuttered Venue Operating grant received is a blessing and gives us the ability to begin the process of rehiring employees, however, this grant is simply a bridge of support. Our ticket sales for Masterworks concerts cover only a fraction of the costs associated with putting on live performances. Now we need your support for our Annual Fund to produce over 50 live Symphony performances as we enter this 2021–22 concert season. You can join all of us by helping meet the needs of turning on the lights, bringing back our gifted 70 musicians and returning a fully functioning staff for both the Fox and Spokane Symphony. At the same time we are meeting daily challenges of a greatly reduced operating budget, we have catapulted to producing a 2021-2022 Live Spokane Symphony Season you will joyfully want to hear. We look forward to bringing back the power of music. Please lend your support to re-open the cultural living room of downtown Spokane to all the Inland Northwest — our beloved Fox Theater. I look forward to seeing you soon, Jeff vom Saal, Executive Director, Spokane Symphony / Fox Theater

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GIVING

Message from the Board As president of the Board of Trustees of the Spokane Symphony, I am proud to inform you that not only has the Symphony survived the pandemic, but it is poised to begin its 76th season with a robust schedule of performances and educational programming which will enrich the entire Inland Northwest. During this year of pandemic, we realized as we have never realized before, the power of music to heal, to uplift and to inspire. Consistent with public health mandates, our musicians continued to perform live and remotely; in particular, they reached out to residents of retirement communities and to students in our schools. During the coming season, that spirit of community outreach will be magnified as we are again able to reach people of all ages from all backgrounds. We used the pandemic year to build our board, examine our internal operations, and reimagine how our organization would look after the pandemic. We owe a debt of gratitude to our staff who remained during this difficult period. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the members of our community who contributed to the Musicians’ Relief Fund, which was devised to assist orchestra members who became economically vulnerable during the pandemic. The members of the Spokane Symphony Associates helped sustain us through individual contributions as well as a recordbreaking Upscale Sale. The Spokane Symphony has survived the past year of crisis because of the generosity of donors like you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we are deeply grateful for your continued support. Sincerely, Elizabeth Kelley, President, Board of Trustees

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GIVING

Supporting the Symphony Your gift keeps the musicians playing and the lights on. Thank you for your generosity. GIVING LEVELS: Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q

Fortissimo! $100,000+ Crescendo $50,000 – $99,999 Perfect Pitch $20,000 – $49,999 Platinum Baton $10,000 – $19,999 Gold Baton $5,000 – $9,999 Maestro’s Circle $2,500 – $4,999 Encore Society $1,000 – $2,499 First Chair Society $500 – $999 Inner Circle $250 – $499 Overture Society $100 – $249

YOU CAN CHOOSE WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT. Q Q Q Q

Concert Sponsorship Educational Programs Spokane Symphony Endowment Fox Theater Endowment

THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO GIVE. Q Q Q Q

Gift of Appreciated Securities Qualified Charitable Distribution from my IRA Donor Advised Fund Grant Gift of Appreciated Real Estate

Choose your giving level and payment preference using the envelope enclosed in your season subscription packet. QUESTIONS? Contact Donor Development Relations, 509-326-3136 or donate@spokanesymphony.org

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MUSICIAN ROSTER

Meet the Symphony CONDUCTORS James Lowe, Music Director Eckart Preu, Conductor Laureate Fabio Mechetti, Music Director Laureate Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, Chorale Director FIRST VIOLIN Mateusz Wolski, Concertmaster Erica Uzcátegui Campíns, Associate Concertmaster Jeanne Bourgeois, Assistant Concertmaster Margaret Bowers John Bennett Jeri Bentley Jason Moody April Martin Elizabeth Lund Kathleen Teal SECOND VIOLIN Amanda Howard-Phillips, Principal David Armstrong, Assistant Principal Xu Duo Jason Bell Catherine Shipley Allion Salvador VIOLA Nick Carper, Principal Jeannette Wee-Yang, Assistant Principal Angela Mitchell Sarah Bass Jessica Jasper James Marshall Dale Emery Anita Perkins

2021–2022 SEASON

VIOLONCELLO John Marshall, Principal Helen Byrne, Assistant Principal Roberta Bottelli Louise Butler Sean Lamont Kevin Hekmatpanah Jared Carlson Johannes Kleinmann DOUBLE BASS Patrick McNally, Principal Kim Plewniak, Assistant Principal Stephen Swanson Jack Koncel Brian Bonnell Greg Youmans FLUTE Bruce Bodden, Principal Colleen McElroy Jennifer Slaughter OBOE Keith Thomas, Principal Sheila Armstrong ENGLISH HORN Sheila Armstrong CLARINET Chip Phillips, Principal Daniel Cotter E-FLAT CLARINET Daniel Cotter SAXOPHONE Greg Yasinitsky, Principal

BASSOON Lynne Feller-Marshall, Principal Luke Bakken Paul Plowman CONTRABASSOON Luke Bakken HORN Katie Upton, Principal Ryan Dresen*, Assistant Principal Charles Karschney Kristin Joham TRUMPET Larry Jess, Principal Christopher Cook Eric Moe* Andrew Plamondon TROMBONE John Church, Principal Richard Strauch Skyler Johnson TUBA Leonard Byrne, Principal TIMPANI Meagan Gillis, Principal PERCUSSION Paul Raymond, Principal Rick Westrick Bryan Bogue HARP Earecka Tregenza Moody, Principal *One-year leave

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CARL ORFF’S

Carmina Burana James Lowe, conductor Spokane Symphony Chorale »Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, director

Dawn Wolski, soprano Aaron Agulay, baritone Christopher Pfund, tenor

SATURDAY

MARCH 19 8PM

Between its explosive opening and sublime melodies, Carmina Burana toggles between huge forces and a single voice juxtaposing majesty and intimacy with ease. Based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same name, the work explores life’s delights, unpredictability, and excesses. Don’t miss this unforgettable concert as the Spokane Symphony orchestra, a full choir and powerful soloists take you on a Dawn Wolski, spectacular journey. soprano

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Aaron Agulay, baritone

Christopher Pfund, tenor

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MOVIES & MUSIC

Star Wars: A New Hope Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

SATURDAY

MAY 7 8PM

SUNDAY

MAY 8 3PM

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 Awardwinning score played live by the Spokane Symphony. Our state-of-the-art sound system and giant 20ft x 40ft screen make any seat in the house an incredible cinematic experience. This is Star Wars as you’ve never seen (or heard) it! Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by John Williams. In Association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner/Chappell Music

2021–2022 SEASON

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BALLET

The Nutcracker with State Street Ballet

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor Rodney Gustafson, artistic director State Street Ballet

thursday

friday

7:30PM

7:30PM

DEC 2

saturday

DEC 4

2PM & 7:30PM

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DEC 3 sunday

DEC 5 2PM

The Spokane Symphony welcomes back State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara for their 10th year of exquisite dancing with us to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score. More than 70 local young dancers complete the cast. Don’t wait to buy tickets — our production of The Nutcracker Ballet is a Spokane favorite.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE

Beethoven’s Ninth James Lowe, conductor

friday

DEC 31 7:30PM

2020–2021 SEASON 2021–2022 SEASON

Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe conducts his first New Year’s Eve concert of Beethoven’s Ninth — one of Spokane’s great traditions. Join us for the exhilarating and inspiring work dedicated to freedom, joy and brotherhood.

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CHAMBER SOIRÉES

Barrister Winery

Chamber music at Barrister Winery in downtown Spokane. Wine, refreshments, coffee and dessert are included with your ticket. Single ticket: $68 Subscription for all 3: $150 per person

wednesday

thursday

7:30PM

7:30PM

OCT 13

OCT 14

wednesday

thursday

7:30PM

7:30PM

FEB 16

FEB 17

wednesday

thursday

7:30PM

7:30PM

MARCH 30 MARCH 31

Lynne Feller-Marshall, principal bassoon

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MASTERWORKS & POPS

Seating Chart & Package Pricing Orchestra Level: 7 Masterworks

Orchestra Level: 3 Pops

Orchestra Prime: $283.50

Orchestra Prime: $195

Orchestra Center: $245

Orchestra Center: $165

Orchestra Rear: $220.50

Orchestra Rear: $144

Balcony: 7 Masterworks

Loge Prime: $315

Balcony: 3 Pops

Balcony, Rows K–P: $220.50

Loge Prime: $206.50

Balcony, Rows K–P: $144

Loge Center & Sides: $283.

Balcony, Rows Q–V: $175

Loge Center & Sides: $195

Balcony, Rows Q–V: $124

Balcony, Row J: $245

Partial View: $140

Balcony, Row J: $165

Partial View: $100

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Ticket prices include a $3 facility fee for the preservation of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. All programs, artists and prices are subject to change without notice. No refunds will be made after your series has begun.

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SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

TAKE 5 PACKAGES AVAILABLE BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 16. Create your own Masterworks and Pops subscription with the popular “Take 5” package. Choose any 5 concerts from Masterworks and Pops. (limit 2 Pops) This is the best time to add on events to your “Take 5” package. Surprise family or friends with an unforgettable evening at The Nutcracker Ballet or give something new a try.

TAKE 5 PACKAGE PRICING: Orchestra Prime: $286 Orchestra Center: $235 Orchestra Rear: $196 Loge Prime: $315 Loge Center and Sides: $286 Balcony Row J: $235 Balcony Rows K-P: $196 Balcony Rows Q-V: $187 Partial View: $117 Seat locations will vary according to availability.

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SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

Add-On Performances Add on and get the best seats in the house. The Nutcracker with State Street Ballet » December 2, 2021 » December 3, 2021 » December 4, 2021 » December 5, 2021

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7:30pm 7:30pm 2 & 7:30pm 2pm

· Orchestra Prime: $96 · Orchestra Center and Sides: $67 · Orchestra Rear: $67 · Loge Prime: $96 · Loge Center and Sides: $67 · Balcony Rows J–T: $48 · Balcony Rows U–V: $32 · Partial View: $32

New Year’s Eve: Beethoven’s Ninth » December 31, 2021 | 7:30pm · Orchestra Prime: $62 · Orchestra Center and Sides: $43 · Orchestra Rear: $43 · Loge Prime: $62 · Loge Center and Sides: $46 · Balcony Rows J–T: $32 · Balcony Rows U–V: $25 · Partial View: $25

Holiday Pops

Carmina Burana

( prices reflect 10% subscriber discount)

» March 19, 2022 | 8pm

» December 18, 2021 | 8pm » December 19, 2021 | 2pm · Orchestra Prime: $78 · Orchestra Center and Sides: $65 · Orchestra Rear: $58 · Loge Prime: $83 · Loge Center and Sides: $78 · Balcony Row J: $65 · Balcony Rows K–P: $58 · Balcony Rows Q–V: $50 · Partial View: $39

Chamber Soirées Enjoy the intimate experience of musician-curated chamber music at Barrister Winery. Wine, refreshments, coffee and dessert are included with your ticket. » October 13–14, 2021 | 7:30pm » February 16–17, 2022 | 7:30pm » March 30–31, 2022 | 7:30pm · Table: $150 per person · Single Ticket: $68 Please refer to back of the welcome letter for seating chart.

2020–2021 2021–2022 SEASON SEASON

· Orchestra Prime: $86 · Orchestra Prime 2: $78 · Orchestra Center and Sides: $70 · Orchestra Rear: $60 · Loge Prime: $92 · Loge Center and Sides: $86 · Balcony Row J: $73 · Balcony Rows K–P: $70 · Balcony Rows Q–T: $60 · Balcony Rows U–V: $43 · Partial View: $43

National Geographic Live! » Secret Life of Bears January 26, 2022 | 7pm » Untamed March 9, 2022 | 7pm » Improbable Ascent May 18, 2022 | 7pm · Adult Single Ticket: $31 · Adult Series: $84 · Child Single Ticket: $25 · Child Series: $68

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BEHIND THE SCENES

Mimosas & Masterworks Tickets: $25 Dates: Saturday, September 18 Saturday, February 5 Saturday, April 23 Time: 10am–Noon with intermission; Doors at 9:30am General Admission Includes one mimosa, coffee and pastries. Concessions will be open to purchase additional beverages. Experience a behind-the-scenes look at how Masterworks performances are perfected. This is a glimpse at the inner workings of our orchestra as James, the musicians and our fabulous soloists shape and polish each work in the final rehearsal.

The LoweDown Eric A. Johnston Auditorium, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture | 2316 W First Ave. Time: Noon–1pm (Thursdays prior to Masterworks conducted by James Lowe) ​​Free and Open to the Public ​​ Music Director James Lowe gives a down-to-earth, deep dive into the Masterworks that he conducts. Complete with visuals, insight from orchestra musicians and a Q&A session, you’ll get to know the composers and understand the historic and modern relevance of the compositions.

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ADD-ON PERFORMANCE

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEARS WEDNESDAY

JAN 26 7PM

Rae Wynn-Grant has dedicated her life to ecological research and conservation. As a scientist with National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative, she works to protect and restore iconic wildlife populations, including North American black and grizzly bears. But when the wild lands of their habitat are crisscrossed by roads, fences, and ranches, how can bears and humans coexist peacefully? Dr. Wynn-Grant intends to find the answer.

UNTAMED WEDNESDAY

MARCH 9 7PM

Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. He’ll also share a preview of his documentary, The River and The Wall, which focuses on wildlife along the Mexico & US border.

IMPROBABLE ASCENT WEDNESDAY

MAY 18 7PM

2021–2022 SEASON

Paraclimber Maureen Beck learned how to rock climb one-handed through trial and error— one of her early adaptive climbing innovations involved taping a metal ladle to her arm. It wasn’t long before she was tackling some of the hardest climbs by a one-handed athlete, securing two world championships in the process. In her constant pursuit of new challenges, she journeyed to Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables to attempt the first unassisted adaptive climb of the Lotus Flower Tower. With her trademark humor and wit, this 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year will chronicle her journey as one of the foremost leaders in the sport of paraclimbing.

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SPOKANESYMPHONY.ORG

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox 1001 West Sprague Avenue Spokane, WA 99201 509.624.1200 tickets@spokanesymphony.org

A SAFE RETURN TO MARTIN WOLDSON THEATER AT THE FOX Our top priority remains the health and safety of our patrons, staff and musicians. A comprehensive set of safety measures will be in place for the return of in-person performances at The Fox, from an upgraded, state-of-the-art air filtration system to low-touch on-site concert experiences. In addition, your 2021– 2022 subscription will come with built-in flexibility. If any circumstance arises that impacts in-person attendance, the Spokane Symphony will provide options to view Masterworks performance digitally or work with you to exchange tickets.

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21-22 Spokane Symphony Season Brochure  

We're back and thrilled to announce the Spokane Symphony's 76th season. We've put together a rich array of great music from well-known class...

21-22 Spokane Symphony Season Brochure  

We're back and thrilled to announce the Spokane Symphony's 76th season. We've put together a rich array of great music from well-known class...

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