Spokane Symphony streams five “Symphony @ Home” filmed concerts

Posted on: April 2, 2021

Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe (back to camera) and Hannah Sander, video editor for Hamilton Studio, assemble “Symphony @ Home” performances on March 30. Photo by Libby Kamrowski

 

“After more than a year, Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe returned to the stage of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, ‘and there was music again,’ a video posted to the symphony’s Instagram account announced,” writes Stephanie Hammett in Thursday’s (4/1) Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA). “Audience members may not be allowed back into the downtown theater just yet, but …for the past few weeks, limited, socially distanced groups of musicians have been gathering to record live performances for a series of [five] virtual spring concerts [using a] complex multi-camera setup … ‘Symphony @ Home’ themed concerts … will be broadcast every two weeks [and] remain available for repeat viewings online for at least a year…. Organized around the theme of ‘Folk Roots,’ the opening concert will include classic works by Antonin Dvořák (‘Serenade for Winds’), Bela Bartok (‘Rumanian Folk Dances’) and Ralph Vaughan Williams and newer works by McKay Stout, a traditional folk duo from Scotland … The concert will also feature the Spokane Symphony Chorale…. Each broadcast will also include a series of recorded talks and discussions…. Spokane regional health care workers will receive free tickets for the ‘Symphony @ Home’ performances.” The program debuts on Vimeo on April 2.