The Spokane Symphony is a 70-piece professional orchestra based in Spokane, WA that performs more than 60 concerts per year for more than 150,000 listeners. It was originally incorporated in 1945 as the Spokane Philharmonic before being renamed the Spokane Symphony in 1962.
The first concert was held on December 18, 1945 at the Masonic Temple at 8:30 pm, and was conducted by Harold Paul Whelan.
The regular season includes a ten-concert Classics series (Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons), seven SuperPops performances (including two Holiday Pops performances in December), three “Symphony with a Splash” concerts featuring a pre-concert happy hour with a live band and a fully staged Nutcracker Ballet each holiday season.
The vast majority of its concerts are performed in the newly renovated Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. A Chamber Soiree Series began in 2000 and is currently held in the Spokane Club’s Georgian Room.