James Lowe

Spokane Public Radio

Conductor James Lowe visits the studio to discuss his new position as music director of the Spokane Symphony.

Jen Owens

The Spokane Symphony today [Tuesday] announced its replacement for departing music director Eckart Preu.

“It’s my great pleasure to announce to all of you the eighth music director of the Spokane Symphony, James Lowe,” said symphony executive director Jeff vom Saal to applause. 

Lowe is a British conductor who was chosen over four other finalists.

Spokane Public Radio

On this cold, snowy morning, two musical men arrived at our station for an interview: Spokane Symphony Music Director Finalist and Guest Conductor James Lowe and accomplished pianist Haochen Zhang, who will feature in the symphony's upcoming “Classics 6: Passion’s Pursuit” concert.

Performances will be at 8 PM on Saturday, February 16 and 3 PM on Sunday, February 17 in the Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox.