Pack up a picnic basket and a blanket before heading up the hill to Arbor Crest Wine Cellars’ scenic grounds for an annual summer favorite with the Spokane Symphony. The orchestra’s two evening concerts on the winery’s grounds pair “cool classical music with quality wines… the perfect recipe for an unforgettable evening.” Guests who attend both of the Wednesday performances are treated to entirely different programs under the baton of resident conductor Morihiko Nakahara. The first concert, on Aug. 15, showcases several contemporary works from the past decade or so, capped off with Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D Major. The following week introduces several more modern compositions, with Bizet’s Symphony in C to wrap up the 2018 Soiree on the Edge series. Food and, of course, wine are available to purchase on site.
Wed, Aug. 15, and Wed, Aug. 22, at 7 pm • $20/lawn, $50/table • Ages 21+ • Arbor Crest Wine Cellars • 4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd. • spokanesymphony.org • 624-1200
— Chey Scott