Music and Dance

Catch a performance, attend an event, or get involved with one of the area's many music and dance ensembles

click to enlarge Members of the Spokane String Quartet - YOUNG KWAK
Young Kwak
Members of the Spokane String Quartet

COEUR D'ALENE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  With more than 30 years of performing classical and popular pieces, the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra is one of the region's leading arts organizations. The symphony's 2015-16 lineup includes the Realm of Ice and Snow concert in December, the Realm of Family concert in January, and the Realm of Nature concert in May. 208-765-3833 •

CRESCENDO COMMUNITY CHORUS  Crescendo Community Chorus gives children in grades 2-12 the opportunity to develop their music skills and commitment to group process. Singers can participate in the Concert Choir, Preparatory Choir, Ensemble or Crescendo Cavaliers. Students are accepted into the choirs based on an audition and a personal interview. 1403 W. Courtland Ave. • 714-0555 •

FESTIVAL DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION  Part of the University of Idaho, Festival Dance reaches communities within north-central Idaho and Eastern Washington by both hosting performances and teaching dance. On the docket for their performance series are Sleeping Beauty on Oct. 11, Flamenco Vivo on Nov. 13, and Joy to the World on Dec. 5. 208-883-3267 •

HOLY NAMES MUSIC CENTER This nonprofit music center recognizes the importance of music in our individual lives, as well as the cultural and economic well-being of the community. That's why Holy Names Music Center teaches music all ages, abilities, and income levels through private lessons, summer camps, and special programs. 3910 W. Custer Dr. • 326-9516 •

INLAND EMPIRE BLUES SOCIETY Dedicated to their favorite music, the Inland Empire Blues Society is a nonprofit organization that seeks to support, preserve, and promote blues music through concerts, festivals, and social events. Check out Blues Boogies every second Thursday of the month at Bolo's Bar and Grill in Spokane Valley. 534-8185 •

INLAND NORTHWEST DANCE ASSOCIATION  This nonprofit organization is made up of dance instructors, studio owners, and dance educators who come together to promote the art of dance throughout the Inland Northwest. They offer master classes taught by visiting Broadway performers and host DanceFest, a dance festival that showcases all types of dance. 927-0972 •

NORTHWEST SACRED MUSIC CHORALE The chorale performs sacred, classical, and secular pieces and exists to promote the highest standards in choral performance. The group also hosts a Young Artist Competition, where young artists have the chance to win a scholarship and perform at a concert. Coeur d'Alene • 208-446-2333 •

OPERA COEUR D'ALENE  Originated in 2000, Opera Coeur d'Alene seeks to bring great artists and music to the Inland Northwest. In November 2015, they will be performing La Bohème. During the summer, catch a performance while cruising the lake during their seasonal series Opera on the Lake. Coeur d'Alene • 800-418-1485, ext. 1 •

SPOKANE AREA YOUTH CHOIRS Founded in 1987, this choir organization serves singers ages 7 to 18. In addition to weekly rehearsals, choir members also have the opportunity to perform in the group's annual concert series, as well as in various performances with regional and local artists. 411 S. Washington St. • 624-7992 •

SPOKANE FOLKLORE SOCIETY  This nonprofit organization is dedicated to folkloric arts, specifically music and dance. One of their main activities is contra dancing, a dance specific to the New England region. Throughout the year, the Spokane Folklore Society hosts several contra dancing events. Catch their main event, the Fall Folk Festival on Nov. 14-15, to watch dancing and hear folk music from all over the world. 747-2640 •

SPOKANE JAZZ ORCHESTRA  The oldest community-supported big band in America, the Spokane Jazz Orchestra brings both performances and jazz music education to the Inland Northwest. They host four annual concerts, all with guests headlining performers. 838-2671 •

SPOKANE STRING QUARTET  Presented by the Spokane Chamber Music Association, the quartet includes two violins, a viola, and cello that come together to play a regular concert series featuring local composers and music from the Moldenhauer Archives. Performances are at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. • 998-2261 •

SPOKANE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  The 70-piece professional orchestra is committed to great music, excellence and innovation, and education. During the 2016 season, the symphony will perform a variety of concerts including Russian Adventures, American Wonders, and two Symphonic Films at the Fox. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-1200 •