What do boxers, bass drums, late night comedy and classical virtuosity have in common? At a glance, maybe not much, but this combination will feel quite cohesive at the next installment of the Spokane Symphony’s tangential series the M Show, hosted by violinist and concertmaster Mateusz Wolksi. He’s joined by Spokane boxing legend Chauncey “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver for two evening performances exploring things that crash, bang, knock and beat alongside doses of science, music and comedy. Spokane Symphony percussionist Rick Westrick, aka Rick the Butler, joins Wolski, Welliver and a handful of other orchestra musicians to present a program of rock, pop, comedy bits and short videos. It’s the ultimate colliding of many creative worlds.
Thu, May 23 and Fri, May 24 at 8 pm • $25-$60 • Washington Cracker Co. Building • 304 W. Pacific • spokanesymphony.org • 624-1200
— Chey Scott