For its fourth Masterworks series concert, the Spokane Symphony is bringing the sounds of the moon a little closer, 50 years after humankind set foot on its rocky surface. Under the direction of guest conductor Roger Kalia, the orchestra performs space-themed classical music, including Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” and Holst’s “The Planets,” paired with science-themed programming celebrating one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Emmy-nominated astronomer José Francisco Salgado introduces accompanying NASA films and special effects set to the music, and Spokane’s own astronaut Anne McClain shares her experiences in space at the International Space Station. Come early to view special displays in the lobby and other activities, along with a pre-concert talk an hour before each show.
Sat, Nov. 16 at 8 pm and Sun, Nov. 17 at 3 pm • $21-$66; free to students K-12 (call to reserve) • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • spokanesymphony.org • 624-1200
— Chey Scott