SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah, will present its opening concert of the season at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox (1001 W. Sprague Ave.). The event also includes nationally acclaimed cellist Daniel Gaisford.
The concert will feature Verdi’s dramatic “Overture to La Forza Del Destino,” the gripping and powerful Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, and Tchaikovsky’s epic “Francesca da Rimini.”
The Washington Post noted, “Gaisford unleashed a passionate performance that crackled with electrical energy and had the faint-hearted in the audience complaining of too much voltage.” Described by The New York Times as “transfixing,” and The Philadelphia Inquirer as “remarkable,” Gaisford continues to revive works of the past, while fiercely advocating for the music of our own time.
As soloist, Gaisford has appeared throughout the United States and abroad; including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Berlin and Rome. For more information, visit his website.
Admission is $10 for the public, $8 for seniors and non-Gonzaga University students. The performance is free to Gonzaga University faculty, students and staff. Tickets are available by calling (509) 624-1200 or at the Martin Woldson Theater ticket office at the Fox.
For more information about this or other Gonzaga music department concerts, please call (509) 313-6733 or visit the music department website.