This month, the Spokane Symphony is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the restoration of the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, the 1931 Art Deco theater that is the orchestra’s home. The orchestra will open the building on November 12 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for free self-tours of the auditorium and lobby, as well as $5 guided tours that include access to the stage and backstage areas. Throughout the afternoon, Spokane Symphony musicians will perform in the main lobby, and the concession bar will be open. The orchestra’s gala marking the tenth anniversary of the restoration took place on November 3, followed by November 4 and 5 concerts by baritone Thomas Hampson, a Spokane native. Hampson gave the final performance at the Fox before it closed for restoration in 2007. The Fox Theater originally opened on September 3, 1931. After years of decline in the 1970s through ’90s, it was nearly razed and turned into a parking lot before being purchased by the Spokane Symphony. It reopened on November 17, 2007.
Posted November 9, 2017