Welcome 2017 - 2018 Season

April 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m



Gary Karr, Double Bass Soloist

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor





Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme Enigma, Op. 36

Marriott: Klezmorim Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra
Bottesini: Reverie and Tarantella for Double Bass and Orchestra

Venue: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox


The world’s leading solo bassist  --- Time Magazine

Ticket Information:

Ticket prices for general admission is $15 and $12 for seniors and non-GU students. This performance is free to GU faculty, students and staff. Tickets are either available by calling (509) 624-1200, by visiting the ticket office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, or ordering them through Tickets West. 


The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra is excited to present its 2017–2018 Season!


The orchestra is beginning its twenty-second season with Music Director, Kevin Hekmatpanah. It has a long tradition as one of the finest orchestras in the region and its repertoire contains some of the most demanding pieces in orchestral music. The orchestra performs regularly at the acoustically outstanding and historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Highlights for the current season include international soloists:


Lynn Harrell, cello soloist

Itamar Zorman, violin soloist

Pascal Rogé, piano soloist

Gary Karr, double bass soloist


The orchestra has featured soloists of national and international distinction, including soprano Arianna Zukerman; pianists Simone Dinnerstein, Awadagin Pratt, Navah Perlman and Natasha Paremski; violinists Kurt Nikkanen, Tim Fain, Giora Schmidt, Kyung Sun Lee, Elmira Darvarova and Jinjoo Cho; and cellists Amit Peled and Daniel Gaisford. The Gonzaga Symphony also hosts the prestigious Young Artists' Concerto and Aria Competition, giving Gonzaga students the opportunity to solo with the orchestra.











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