Spokane Symphony with a Splash 1: November First Friday
Opens with a quartet of composers as varied as they are eclectic. John Adams “Scratchband” stylishly paints the backdrop to an underground jazz club crawl and wistfully envelopes the freeform spirit of improvisation. Listeners will marvel at the nimble compositional acrobatics of two pieces from acclaimed Chinese composer Tan Dun. Experience what has made Dun a giant among modern composers. The Orchestra’s own Mateusz Wolski will ignite the stage with Souvenirs d’Amerique (Yankee Doodle) presented with the bravado and passion synonymous with the Spokane Symphony’s Concert Master. Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring captures the essence of an ideal America, one of open fields and endless possibilities. The Pulitzer Prize-winning ballet score is one of the most inspiring and symbolic works of the century. Eckart Preu, conductor; Mateusz Wolski, violin.