For the fifth installment in the Spokane Symphony’s annual Classics concert series, the two-evening program celebrates works both beloved and familiar, by some of the country’s greatest compositional minds: Joplin, Gershwin, Ellington, Barber and Adams. Also on the list is Sergei Prokofiev; that may seem like an odd inclusion, yet the Russian composer wrote plenty of music living in the U.S. while in exile. Learn more about these famed names of classical music during a one-hour pre-curtain talk before each concert, free to all ticket holders. Attendees of this next program can expect a lively night of music fusing the American traditions of ragtime, blues and jazz with a classical counterpart.
Sat, Jan. 21, at 8 pm and Sun, Jan. 22, at 3 pm • $15-$54 • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • spokanesymphony.org • 624-1200
— Chey Scott