xConnectNW 123 - Don't Stop The Music

The Washington/Idaho Symphony, established in 1971, is a regional program catering to the Lewiston, Clarkston, Moscow and Pullman area to deliver culturally exquisite music with world-class sound and production.

Producer: Kanale Rhoden, Director/Producer
Online Version: Tyler DeLong, Associate Producer
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. 


The Washington Idaho Symphony started in 1971 as a small chamber orchestra in Lewiston and has since upgraded to serve the Lewiston, Clarkston, Moscow and Pullman areas. 

Symphony Director Jeremy Briggs Roberts, DMA, says the symphony "is a cultural asset" that "enriches our area in so many ways." Now on its 43rd season, the WA/ID symphony includes an average of 50-60 local musicians, multiple regional composers and countless world-renowned guest artists. 

Roberts is joined by Bassoonist and Composer Dr. Ryan Hare. Dr. Hare's calls his concert opening piece, Tephra, "a rousing and exciting piece" describing the tumultuous and volcanic creation of the Pacific Northwest.

The Washington/Idaho Symphony recently performed the Tragedy of Carmen, Handel's Messiah and performed at the WSU Humanitas Festival which included latin orchestral music. 

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