Spokane Symphony Classics 8: French Mystique
March 23-24. Featuring Music Director Finalist Arthur Arnold, conductor, and Simone Porter, violin. Saint-Saëns’ elegant Violin Concerto showcases the virtuosity of emerging star Simone Porter. Bartók’s popular Concerto for Orchestra, filled with memorable melodies, vibrant rhythms, and orchestral color, allows each instrumental section to shine as virtuoso “soloists.” Program also features music from Poulenc. Showtime is Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.