Concert of the Week

KPBX: Monday 7pm-9pm

Highlights of performances from the Inland Northwest and around the world.

September 10, 2018
Concert of the Week returns with a survey of what's on fall concert programs for many regional ensembles

September 17, 2018
Spokane Symphony Classics season opener, with Eckart Preu leading the orchestra in a program called "The Bohemian Spirit," featuring pianist Charlie Albright

September 24, 2018
Boise Philharmonic Orchestra Classics season opens with an evening of Brahms and Saint-Saëns; Eric garcia conducts, guest soloist is pianist Jon Nakamatsu

On Saturday, June 2 at 1pm the Spokane String Quartet will make their KPBX Kids' Concert debut with A World of Inspiration: String Quartets Inspired By Cultures and Traditions Around the World. The free concert will take place at the Riverside Place Commandery Room in downtown Spokane. 

2 April—Spokane Symphony Orchestra Classics Concert, “Spanish Nights,” music of Chabrier, Lalo, Granados and Debussy; Eckart Preu conducts, soloist is violinist Aleksey Semenenko

9 April— Regional Highlights, a program featuring various Northwest Ensembles

16 April—Regional Highlights, a program featuring various Northwest Ensembles

23 April—Spokane Symphony Orchestra Classics Concert, “Love’s Inspiration,” music of J. S. Bach, Brahms and Schumann, Eckart Preu conducts, soloist is violinist Mateusz Wolski

October 2—SSQ season opener; music of Frederic Chopin, Grazyna Bacewicz and Juliusz Zarebski; guest pianist is Martin Labazevitch

October 9—BPO season opener, ”Carmina Burana,” La valse by Maurice Ravel and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

October 16—SSO Classics 2, “Beethoven and Dvorak,” SSO Classics 2, Morihiko Nakahara leads Dai Fujiura’s Banzita Groove , Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6, soloist is pianist Ran Dank

September 11 —Fall preview and SSO Brahms Symphony 1 from last season

September 18 —Spokane Symphony Orchestra Classics 1, “Opening Night Romance”
Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid
Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello
Johann Strauss II’s Blue Danube Waltz (10:), soloists Jessica Lee (violin) and Peter Stumpf (cello)

September 25 —Spokane Jazz Orchestra 2017 Season opener

June 5, 2017
A Choral Collection

The Gonzaga Choir's Spring Concert, Lumosity, featuring the Great Mass in C by Wolfgang Mozart and Lumosity, a piece blending Eastern and Western texts and textures by James Whitbourn. Completing the evening are sounds from Male Ensemble Northwest and our final listen to students from MusicFest Northwest, with the trombone quartet "Mega Jumbo Paper Clips."

June 12, 2017
Regional Roundup

Musical selections from various ensembles around the Inland Northwest

May 8, 2017
Spokane Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
The final classics concert of the season, "The Power of the Human Voice," a performance of the Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi, also Ralph Vaughan-Williams' Serenade to Music, with text from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. 

May 15, 2017
The Spokane Jazz Orchestra

Don Goodwin directs highlights the music of Sting in their season-closing performance; guest vocalist is Kelleran Millham

April 3, 2017
Boise Philharmonic Orchestra

Music Director Candidate Eric Garcia leads performances of the Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 of Sergei Prokofiev, and, with soloist David Kim, Peter Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

April 10 & 17, 2017
Regional Highlights

Selected performances by the Spokane Choral Artists, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, Spokane British Brass Band, and more

March 6, 2017
Boise Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrés Franco, guest conductor, Edgar Moreau, cello: Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino; Elgar: Cello Concerto; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

March 12, 2017
Spokane String Quartet

String quartets by Mozart, Beethoven, and 20th century Armenian-American composer, Alan Hovhaness

March 19, 2017
Spokane Jazz Orchestra

Piano and Organ Groove Summit, featuring pianist Brent Edstrom and organist (and SJO Music Director) Dr. Don Goodwin

On Oct. 4, Jim Tevenan hosts the broadcast of the Spokane String Quartet concert of September 25.
“Magnificent Wilderness” (celebrating 100 years of National Parks, featuring the landscape photography of Chip Phillips)
• Joseph Haydn: Quartet No. 63 in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4, “Sunrise”
• Lei Liang: “Gobi Gloria”
• Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80

Chris Phillips' landscape artwork will be posted here for your enjoyment during the Oct. 3 broadcast.