Symphony Week

Spokane Symphony

Symphony Week concludes with an interview and in-studio performance from Spokane Symphony's James Lowe and acclaimed feature violinist Bella Hristova. The first of the Symphony's Masterworks concerts will include Hailstork, Sibelius, and Brahms, with Lowe conducting. 

Masterworks 1: The Return of the Symphony will be performed Saturday, September 18, at 8 pm, and Sunday, September 19, at 3pm. For tickets and more information, visit

Symphony Week continues with Verne Windham's conversations with SSO Music Director James Lowe, Education Manager Alexandra Rannow and Symphony Chorale Director Kristina Ploeger-Heckmatpanah. In-studio with us is Symphony percussionist Bryan Bogue who also talks with Verne and performs a pair of short pieces on vibraphone.

Tuesday of Symphony Week 2021 brings us a conversation with Spokane Symphony Conductor Laureate Eckart Preu. Also, from our studio, Syphony cellist Helen Byrne and husband, Symphony tubist Leonard Byrne talk with Verne Windham and play a two-part invention from living African-American composer, Adolphus Hailstork.

Symphony Week at Spokane Public Radio continues with a preview from another Montana orchestra featured previously on Concert of the Week. The new Bozeman Symphony season, the first planned by new Music Director Norman Huynh, debuts the 25th and 26th of September at Bozeman's Willson Auditorium. Here's Jim Tevenan's conversation with Nroman Huynh, puncutated by the music of Johannes Brahms, played in January 2020 by the orchestra.

Spokane Symphony Orchestra Exective Director, Jeff Vom Saal spoke with Verne this morning to give a season overview. Verne also spent some time with Timpanist, Meagan Gillis and Trumpet Player, Larry Jess.

In celebration of Spokane Public Radio's Symphony Week,  Erica Richardson performed music of Eugène Ysaÿe in the performance studio, and spoke with Verne Windham this morning.

Ms. Richardson is a violinist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.

Verne opened Day 1 of Spokane Public Radio's "Symphony Week" with a conversation with Jeff vom Saal, the Executive Director of The Spokane Symphony Orchestra.