Spokane Symphony Launches New 2014-15 “SUPER.SONIC” Season of SUPERSTARS
Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Audrey Overstreet 464-7071
SPOKANE —The Spokane Symphony reaches for the stars with its 2014-15 Season, unveiling a powerful line-up of Classics and SuperPops concerts designed to take audiences on a thrilling musical exploration. From established masters such as Mahler and Tchaikovsky to today’s hot artists Pink Martini and Sergio Mendes, there is something for everyone in the coming season, starting next fall, and on sale today.
“I am pleased to present the blockbuster masterpieces of the past, as well as the potential Beethovens and Mozarts of the future,” said Symphony Music Director Eckart Preu, who conducts the lion’s share of the Symphony’s 10-concert Classics series. “Our goal is to provide you with a wealth of vastly different concert, listening, and emotional experiences.”
The10-concert Classics seriesshowcases music created by both established masters and emerging composers. Highlights include the much-anticipated return of renowned guest artists such as the Silver-Garburg duo, violinist Augustin Hadelich, and pianist Valentina Lisitsa. In addition, Joyce Yang, critically acclaimed as “the most gifted young pianist of her generation,” will enchant the audience with De Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Local musicians are also featured, with solo performances by Patricia Bartell, accordion; Daniel Cotter, clarinet; and Mateusz Wolskiand Amanda Howard-Phillips, violins. The Spokane Symphony Chorale, under the directions of Julián Gómez-Giraldo, will perform Mozart’s exquisite masterpiece Ave Verum Corpus.
The6-concert SuperPops series promises to be just as compelling, offering a variety of musical styles and a set of shows designed to keep your toes tapping. Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara wields the baton for a rollicking good time, from the SuperPops’ September opener of hip-shaking Elvis Presley songs to the series’ blockbuster finale in May when the genre-crossing geniuses of Pink Martini return to Spokane. In between, the fun continues with Sergio Mendes, Holiday Popsand Movie Music Spectacular!
The fledgling 3-concertSymphony With A Splash series offers a wildly sophisticated after-work cocktail party from 5-6:45 p.m., complete with live music by popular local bands. The swanky lobby of the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox sparkles as you mingle with friends and enjoy happy hour food and drink specials. The party moves into the hall at 7 p.m. when the Spokane Symphony gives a spectacular one-hour mini-concert, featuring music from some of today’s most innovative composers, including Frank Zappa, John Adams, Michael Daugherty and Julian Yu, along with works by classical greats like Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn.
For those who enjoy a more intimate musical experience, the Symphony offers its 3-concert Chamber Soiree Series, during which ensembles of outstanding orchestra musicians perform diverse chamber selections. Concert-goers can listen and enjoy wine pairings and culinary delights created by award-winning Chef Urs Moser in The Spokane Club’s warm and inviting Georgian Room. The Spokane Club has also generously invited all Soiree ticket holders who want to try the Club’s Burgundy’s restaurant to call ahead and make reservations, a delicious privilege normally reserved for club members.
When it comes to summertime, everything is better outdoors—even the Spokane Symphony. Conductor Preu and the musicians will return to the lawn at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars for two Soiree on the Edge concerts on consecutive August Wednesdays. The sublime sunset serenade transforms Arbor Crest’s lawn into Spokane’s most breathtaking outside concert venue. On Labor Day weekend, the orchestra will give its traditional, and free!, community concerts of light classics and popular tunes—the first at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake on Saturday, August 30 at 6 p.m., and again at Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill on Monday, September 1 at 6 p.m.
Single tickets for two seasonal events—The Nutcracker Ballet and New Year’s Eve featuring Beethoven’s Ninth—are available for purchase. The Nutcracker returns to the Fox for performances by the State Street Ballet under the musical direction of Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara. Eckart Preu will recreate the New Year’s tradition from his native Germany as the Spokane Symphony and Chorale perform Beethoven’s inspiring Ninth Symphony once again.
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