James Lowe

On this edition of Northwest Arts Review, we again hear from Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe who has been quite busy producing podcasts and playlists to keep the SSO, its musicians and its music in the public consciousness during this time of live performance deprivation. We also welcome musician and educator Dan Keberle for music and conversation honoring the memory of his brother David, whose visits with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra as featured clarinetist are fondly remembered by many Spokanites.

James Lowe talked with Jim Tevenan about the COVID-19 crisis as it is unfolding around him at his home outside Edinborough, Scotland, and the very serious impact it is having on the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.

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Spokane Symphony's Masterworks 6 celebrates Valentine's Day with works by Debussy, Ravel, and Tomasi. James Lowe, Music Director, and trumpeter Allen Vizzutti visit the studio to discuss the program and perform a preview.

Masterworks 6 will be performed Saturday, February 8, at 8 PM, and Sunday, February 9, at 3 PM. For tickets and more information, visit https://spokanesymphony.org/concerts-tickets/masterworks-6-music-for-valentines-day.

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James Lowe, Music Director of the Spokane Symphony, visits the studio to discuss the tradition of the Holiday Pops and this season's program, featuring guest vocalist Vanessa Williams.

Spokane Symphony performed the Holiday Pops with Vanessa Williams Saturday, December 21, at 8PM, and Sunday, December 22, at 2 PM.

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Spokane Symphony's new season continues with "Garden Romance," a program featuring works by Shostakovitch, Satie, Rodrigo, and Mozart. In the studio with a preview are Music Director James Lowe and guest artist, guitarist Robert Belinic.

Spokane Symphony's "Garden Romance" performance will take place Saturday, October 5th, at 8 PM, and Sunday, October 6th, at 3 PM. For tickets and more information, visit https://spokanesymphony.org/concerts-tickets/masterworks145/.

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Day three of Symphony Week at Spokane Public Radio brings another conversation with James Lowe, Musical Director of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, this time on the subject of music and health, with Dr. John J. Demakas, Chief Medical Officer of MultiCare Neuroscience Institute. Two Symphony musicians, Larry Jess (Principal Trumpet) and Patrick McNally (Principal Double Bass) join the program to discuss their work as musicians before and after health crises. 

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It's Symphony Week at Spokane Public Radio, and Jim Tevenan welcomes James Lowe for his first season as Music Director of the Spokane Symphony. Also in the studio, with an overview of the Symphony's 74th season, an update on the "State of the Symphony," and news of the Movies & Music programs are Jeff vom Saal (Executive Director), Bethany Schoeff-Cotter (Director of Artistic Administration & Orchestra Personnel Manager), and Brian Ritter (General Manager of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox).

As a bonus, trumpeter Eric Moe performs.

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

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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.

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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.