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November Membership Drawing: The Nutcracker and Mark O'Connor's An Appalachian Christmas


SPR is giving away THREE Holiday Event packages for this membership drawing that include tickets to The Nutcracker and tickets to An Appalachian Christmas with Mark O’Connor & Family!

Three People will each receive: 

  • Four tickets to The Spokane Symphony Presents The Nutcracker performed by the State Street Ballet and 75 local dancers. The tickets are to the Opening Night performance December 5th, 7:30 pm. 
  • Four tickets to The Fox Presents An Appalachian Christmas with Mark O’Connor & Family December 10, 7:30 pm.

**Everyone making a pledge of support to Spokane Public Radio by November 29th is entered into THREE DRAWINGS.

About the shows: 


The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet and the Spokane Symphony celebrate 41 years of holiday magic at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox this year. Many families put The Nutcracker on their holiday “must do” list. It’s the story of young Clara who receives a toy nutcracker during a Christmas party. That night, the toy comes to life in Clara’s dream, and many adventures follow. The Fox Theater is decked out in Christmas finery, adding to the festive atmosphere. Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara will conduct the orchestra for this year’s performances. The ballet dancers of the critically acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, California are making their ninth annual visit to Spokane for five performances of The Nutcracker from Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 8 with both matinee and evening shows. 


The Nutcracker Ballet with the Spokane Symphony and State Street Ballet:

  • Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm (Drawing ticket night!)
  • Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm

For more information:


Credit Christopher McAllen
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas"

  Mark O'Connor's An Appalachian Christmas 

Grammy-winning composer and fiddler Mark O’Connor has created several arrangements of Christmas classics and fashions a wondrous mixture of both instrumental and vocal music in bluegrass and other American music genres. Concertgoers are treated to fresh takes on traditional songs with a few original compositions included. His renditions are playful and joyous, but can be strikingly earnest too.

The touring musicians with Mark O’Connor include his wife Maggie O’Connor, son Forrest O’Connor, and daughter-in-law Kate Lee O’Connor of the newly Grammy-winning Mark O’Connor Band.

More information here

**Return your renewal notice by mail or go online to renew or become a NEW Member. You can also Call 800.328.5729 during Business hours.

**Sustaining Members are entered into all drawings!


**You don’t have to pledge to be entered, but your pledge makes a difference to you, your community and the programs on KPBX, KSFC and KPBZ. *

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