WITH THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY AND WHITNEY CLAIRE KAUFMAN
On Sunday, August 8th, the Festival at Sandpoint is pleased to present a family matinee concert at 1:00pm.The Spokane Symphony, featuring guest vocalist, Broadway singer Whitney Claire Kaufmann, performs “Music from the Movies.” It’s a concert of inspirational musical favorites from family-friendly cinematic classics, both modern and nostalgic, that’s sure delight both the young and young-hearted. Whitney Claire Kaufmann’s impressive resume includes Broadway national tours, as well as the globally-acclaimed symphonic show, “Disney in Concert.” Gates open at 12:00 p.m., and the music starts at 1:00 p.m for a one-hour concert. Lunch is available for purchase, or bring your own food and snacks.
Now in its 75th season, the Spokane Symphony continues a long tradition as the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Led by James Lowe, the eighth Music Director and Conductor in the orchestra’s history, the 70-piece professional orchestra plays for more than 150,000 listeners each season, and provides a wide variety of exceptional education experiences to the region. The Spokane Symphony present critically-acclaimed performances each year, featuring some of the world’s most respected soloists. Its home is Spokane’s historic Art Deco gem, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, which the symphony purchased and saved from demolition more than 20 years ago.
Conducting the Spokane Symphony at The Festival at Sandpoint is the orchestra’s Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara. He joined the Spokane Symphony during the 2003-04 season as associate conductor. Nakahara is also the music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic, and he is the director of orchestral studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Nakahara is known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium, innovative and audience-friendly programming, and thoughtful interpretations of both standard and contemporary repertoire.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California and Whitney Claire Kaufman began singing with symphonies at the age of 7. After receiving a BFA in theater performance from Chapman University, Kaufman toured with the Broadway national tour of the smash hit musical "Mamma Mia!" She has also performed as a principal guest soloist with countless symphonies and orchestras around the world, and can be found on numerous Hollywood recordings. An original and current cast member of “Disney in Concert”, Kaufman has also sung on Grammy-nominated songs, and has originated several roles in new musicals.
General Admission $9.95
Gates open at 12:00 PM.
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