On Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m., the Spokane Symphony will celebrate seven successful Spokane organizations in a concert to honor those organizations and the people who make them great. The concert is dubbed, “Say Wow! Celebrating the Best of Spokane,” and includes Bloomsday, First Night, Hoopfest, Lilac Festival, Musicfest Northwest, Spokane International Film Festival and Unity in the Community.
The concert, under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu, will include audience favorites, including Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Vivaldi’s Summer from the Four Seasons and an audience sing-along of patriotic songs.
To make the concert really fun, the Symphony will be showcasing each organization in video presentations during the concert. People are encouraged to wear t-shirts, hats, jackets- anything that represents these great organizations.
Each of the organizations listed has a special promotion code. If this code is used at the time of ticket purchase, the organization will receive 10% of the sales! There will also be a wine reception following the concert for each organization and all guests using the promo code!
Bloomsday Promo code: BLOOM
All tickets for the concert are $20 and may be purchased at the Fox Box Office, by phone at 509-624-1200, at www.spokanesymphony.org and at all TicketsWest outlets. Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 21, at 10 a.m.
The second element in Say Wow! Celebrating the Best of Spokane is a Community Open House and Showcase on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. This is the same format as the open house hosted for the community when Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox opened in November 2007. It will include FREE performances, tours of the theater and hands-on children’s activities. The performance schedule is as follows:
- 9:00 a.m.—Arts and Culture Displays and Activities from the Kalispel Tribe of Indians
- 10:30 a.m.—Floating Crowbar – Traditional Irish Music
- Noon—Master Class Jazz Orchestra – Big Band Swing
- 1:30 p.m.—Spokane Civic Theatre 2011-2012 Triumphant Season Musical Showcase
- 3 p.m.—Big Red Barn –Rhythm and Bluegrass
These events are funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. KHQ and BHW1 are media sponsors for the celebration.