After a one-year hiatus, the Royal Fireworks Concert is back. A highly anticipated annual event for 35 years before its final concert (until now) in July 2013, new support from donors and musicians who’ve performed in the perennial event has allowed it to return in true form. The event continues under a new nonprofit, Spokane Historic Concerts, which also organizes the Music in Historic Homes series. Preceding the concert, which includes the traditional performance of Handel’s Musick for the Royal Fireworks, are two baroque ballet performances by Spokane Ballet Studio in the Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl. Another piece in the program will serve as the background for a famous speech by Chief Seattle, which was performed daily at the 1974 World’s Fair.
Sun, July 26, concert at 9 pm; ballet performances at 7 and 8 pm • Free • Riverfront Park floating stage • spokanehistoricconcerts.org
— Chey Scott