Spokane Symphony's 75th season to be full of memorable classics, dramatic guest conductors and diverse Pops appeal

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Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe

While the coronavirus might have put the kibosh on the Spokane Symphony's 2019-20 season for the time being, but it's full steam ahead for the organization that recently unveiled the lineup for its 75th season, planning for a September launch.

Among the highlights to look forward to are a holiday pops concert with The Sweeplings, featuring Spokane's own Cami Bradley, the return of former music director Eckart Preu for a guest conducting spot, and ace soloists like pianist Archie Chen and flutist Lorna McGhee swinging by the Lilac City.

It total, the first season created under the purview of new Music Director James Lowe will celebrate the symphony's history through 10 Masterworks concerts, six Pops concerts, a few Movies & Music events and more. The first show of the season will be Masterworks 1: The Resurrection on Sept. 19-20, a rescheduled program from May that will include works from Mozart and Mahler.

Among the Pops concerts are shows by Pink Martini on Feb. 6, 2021, an appearance by the Latin Jazz aces the Mambo Kings on Oct. 3, and Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, with the show accompanied by Looney Tunes cartoons on the Fox Theater screen above the musicians. And familiar annual events like the music of Harry Potter (Oct. 30-31) and The Nutcracker with the State Street Ballet (Dec. 3-6) are, of course, on the schedule as well.

The rescheduled Star Wars: A New Hope screening accompanied by the symphony will happen Sept. 12-13, while the new season will include Movies & Music productions of The Princess Pride (Feb. 27. 2021) and Jurassic Park (May 22, 2021).

You can find the entire season lineup and buy tickets right here

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...