Maestro Baleff conducted the orchestra in a program of some less familiar music and partnered with a brilliant young pianist in a justly popular concerto – that in A minor, Op. 16 (1868), by Edvard Grieg (1843-1931).
The audience at Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony were not merely passive onlookers. They witnessed, and one hopes participated in, the power of music to transform any subject it takes up, every person who plays it or hears it,
Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony – the first of its 71st season – was demanding and auspicious. Demanding, because the three pieces on the program require the highest levels of technical and interpretive ability.