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Arthur Arnold, finalist for the Spokane Symphony music director position!

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

Arthur Arnold is one of the finalist for the Spokane Symphony music director position as mentionned by the Spokesman’s Review!

“Music is like oxygen for the soul, and Spokane has this incredible ensemble,” Arnold said.

That week also assured him that the folks behind the Spokane Symphony have nailed down the art of both running an orchestra and answering and anticipating the needs of the symphony audience.

“I’m in a time in my life where I can devote myself to this orchestra,” he said. “I’m also ready for a new adventure, so I thought ‘Yes, let’s go for it. Let’s apply. Nothing to lose.’ And there is still nothing to lose because honestly my intention with this week is I’m going to enjoy it for the fullest because it might be only one week. I’m sure the orchestra will make the right decision for them and that’s how it should be.”

“Classics 8” begins with a piece Arnold selected, Francis Poulenc’s “Les Biches,” which was commissioned for the Ballets Russes by founder Sergei Diaghilev.

“Through this Diaghilev, the music world has gotten a lot of very important new pieces that wouldn’t have existed without him,” Arnold said. “He is really visionary in that sense.”

“Classics 8” also features guest violinist and Seattle native Simone Porter performing Camille Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3.

The program closes with Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, which Arnold said is the composer’s most well known work.

During his time with the symphony, whether only for a week or for seasons to come, Arnold wants to use his role as conductor to give each member of the orchestra a voice and room to let their personality shine when they perform.

“The magic can happen or not, but if the magic happens, then there will be symbiosis of all this energy and we will find each other in the music and it will come together beautifully,” Arnold said. “Of course, with some experience, with the luck of having been conducting for quite a while now and the experience I have, you have a pre-feeling of the energy of the group. Honestly, I can’t wait until (our first rehearsal) because I already know it’s going to be very special with this group. I can feel it inside.”

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To learn more about Arthur, click here.


Arthur Arnold est l'un des directeurs aritistiques en finale avec le Spokane symphony tel que mentionné par le Spokane Review.

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