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New Year's Eve with the Spokane Symphony

by Press Staff
| December 25, 2020 1:00 AM

The Spokane Symphony will present a virtual concert, “New Year’s Eve with the Spokane Symphony and Friends,” on Dec. 31 starting at 4 p.m.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time that Spokane Symphony musicians have performed together for a public event since February 2020.

Ticket-holders may watch the concert at their convenience on Vimeo, from Dec. 31 through June 30, 2021.

Tickets are $20 per household. This concert is free for hardworking health care workers and for people who have been significantly impacted financially by the pandemic.

“We’re offering this virtual concert because we didn’t want to end the Spokane Symphony’s long tradition of performing music on New Year’s Eve," music director James Lowe said. "Our Beethoven’s Ninth concert on Dec. 31 is something that’s become a beloved must-do on New Year’s Eve for thousands of people in the Inland Northwest. During the pandemic, we can’t put the full orchestra on the stage of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, nor can we have a live audience yet, so we have planned a wonderful virtual variety of classical music, performed by the string section, live-on-tape from the Fox Theater and led by concertmaster Mateusz Wolski."

In addition to the strings — violin, viola, cello and double bass players, masked and socially distanced on stage — this concert includes a pre-recorded version of Cab Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher” by the Spokane Symphony brass section.

Visit https://secure.foxtheaterspokane.org/356/357/ and www.spokanesymphony.org for tickets.