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Meet Spokane Symphony’s new music director, James Lowe, at North Spokane Library

Posted on August 27, 2019 at 6:00 am

Photo credit: Jen Owens

Meet the Spokane Symphony’s new Music Director, James Lowe, and hear about the upcoming 74th season of the Spokane Symphony. Lowe is the Spokane Symphony’s eighth conductor in its 74-year history. Born in Nottingham, England, and currently residing in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lowe is also Chief Conductor of the Vaasa City Orchestra in Finland.

Lowe will be joined by Spokane Symphony Concertmaster (lead violin), Mateusz Wolski, who will play a short selection of music.

Lowe Down on the New Symphony Season
Tuesday, September 10, 2–3pm

In this talk, Maestro Lowe previews the 74th season of the Spokane Symphony—all ten Masterworks concerts (formerly called “Classics”) and six Pops concerts—along with the highlights of other musical events presented by the symphony—including “Ancient Tales of Magic: Music of Harry Potter and other Halloween Favorites” in October, the orchestra’s New Year’s Eve tradition of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and the new “Movies and Music” series.

There will be a question and answer session as well. One lucky attendee will receive a door prize of two tickets to the Masterworks 1 concert. This event is free and open to the public.

The new season of the Spokane Symphony starts on September 14, 2019, with Lowe conducting Masterworks 1: American Rhythms, featuring the music of George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. Guest pianist William Wolfram will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. This concert also features John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm, and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.

Don’t miss this chance to meet the Spokane Symphony’s new music director.

For more information about the 2019–2020 Spokane Symphony season, visit

Spokane Symphony Passes at the Library

October 2019

The Spokane Symphony is dedicated to providing high quality, professional orchestral performances and education to Inland Northwest residents for the purpose of enriching and transforming lives through music.

This fall, the Library District has Spokane Symphony Passes to two Sunday matinee performances, available to library customers. Multiple passes are available for each performance, and each pass is for one ticket that must be exchanged at the Symphony box office at least 2 hours prior to the show.

The Spokane Symphony offers a pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, one hour before each performance to learn about the music you will hear. Downtown street parking is free on Sundays.

Masterworks 2: Garden Romance
Conductor James Lowe with guest artist Robert Belinić, guitar
Sunday, Oct 6, 3pm

Learn more about Masterworks 2 at Spokane Symphony’s website.

Masterworks 3: Soviet Transcendence
Conductor James Lowe with guest artist Joshua Roman, cello
Sunday, Oct 20, 3pm

Learn more about Masterworks 3 at Spokane Symphony’s website.

Reserve Spokane Symphony Passes

To reserve Spokane Symphony Passes, please visit our Museum & Cultural Passes webpage.

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