Music & Dance

Catch a performance, attend an event, or get involved with one of the area's many music and dance ensembles

click to enlarge Zuill Bailey, the Northwest Bach Festival’s artistic director, at St. John’s Cathedral. - YOUNG KWAK
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Zuill Bailey, the Northwest Bach Festival’s artistic director, at St. John’s Cathedral.

COEUR D'ALENE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  With more than 30 years of performing classical pieces, the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra is one of the region's leading arts organizations.  2775 N. Howard St., Suite 2, Coeur d'Alene • 208-765-3833 •

CONNOISSEUR CONCERTS Connoisseur Concerts is the organization behind both the annual Northwest Bach Festival and Mozart on a Summer's Eve series, as well as multiple educational and outreach performances throughout the region. Organized in 1970, the Spokane-based non-profit brings world-class classical musicians like Zuill Bailey to the area, along with showcasing local talent. 326-4942 •

FESTIVAL DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION  Part of the University of Idaho, Festival Dance reaches communities within North Idaho and Eastern Washington by both hosting performances and offering dance instruction in a variety of styles.  1060 Rayburn St., Moscow, Idaho • 208-883-3267 •

HOLY NAMES MUSIC CENTER This nonprofit music center recognizes the importance of music in people's lives, as well as the cultural and economic well-being of the community. That's why Holy Names Music Center teaches music to all ages, abilities and income levels through its offerings of private lessons, summer camps and special programs.  3910 W. Custer Dr. • 326-9516 •

INLAND EMPIRE BLUES SOCIETY Dedicated to their favorite musical style, the Inland Empire Blues Society is a nonprofit organization that seeks to support, preserve and promote blues music through concerts, festivals and social events.  534-8185 •

INLAND NORTHWEST DANCE ASSOCIATION  This nonprofit organization consists of dance instructors, studio owners and dance educators who've come together to promote the art of dance throughout the Inland Northwest. INDA offers master classes taught by visiting Broadway performers and is the host of the annual Inland Northwest Performing Arts Festival, which showcases all styles of dance alongside fellow creative and artistic performers.  927-0972 •

NORTHWEST SACRED MUSIC CHORALE The chorale performs sacred, classical and secular pieces, and exists to promote the highest standards in choral performance. The group also hosts an annual Young Artist Competition, for which young artists have the chance to win a scholarship and perform at a concert.  1902 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d'Alene • 208-446-2333 •

OPERA COEUR D'ALENE  Founded more than 15 years ago, Opera Coeur d'Alene seeks to bring great artists and music to the Inland Northwest. During the summer, catch a performance while cruising the lake during the seasonal Opera on the Lake series.  501 Lakeside Dr., Coeur d'Alene • 800-418-1485 x1 •

SPOKANE AREA YOUTH CHOIRS Founded in 1987, this choir organization serves the region's young singers, from age 7 to 18. In addition to weekly rehearsals, choir members also have the opportunity to perform in the group's annual concert series, as well as in various performances with regional and local artists.  411 S. Washington St. • 624-7992 •

SPOKANE FOLKLORE SOCIETY  This longtime local nonprofit is dedicated to folkloric arts, specifically music and dance. One of the group's main activities is contra dancing, a dance specific to the New England region. Throughout the year, the Spokane Folklore Society hosts several contra dancing events, but its annual showcase is the annual Fall Folk Festival, a region-wide celebration of the folk arts.  747-2640 •

SPOKANE JAZZ ORCHESTRA  The oldest, continually-performing and community-supported 17-piece big band in America, the Spokane Jazz Orchestra brings both performances and jazz music education to the Inland Northwest. The SJO hosts four annual concerts, each showcasing a different musical guest as the headlining performer.  838-2671 •

SPOKANE STRING QUARTET  Presented by the Spokane Chamber Music Association, the longstanding quartet includes two violinists, a cellist and a violist who come together to play a regular concert series featuring local composers and music from the Moldenhauer Archives. Performances are at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.  1001 W. Sprague Ave. • 998-2261 •

SPOKANE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  The city's 70-piece professional orchestra is committed to its mission of providing orchestral performances and educational opportunities to residents of the Inland Northwest, staying true to its belief that orchestral music nurtures the human spirit and is integral to the preservation and development of culture. The Symphony performs a variety of concerts throughout each season that cater to a range of ages, interests and even concertgoers' budgets.  1001 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-1200 •


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