Another Fine Festival

This year audiences will be able to experience the vision of maestro Gunther Schuller in two performances with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra during The Festival at Sandpoint.

Schuller's students from the Schweitzer Institute of Music will combine their talents in the Young Conductor's concert on August 12. Five students ­ comprising the finest up-and-coming conductors in the world ­ will share the stage for a night that will include Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.

Schuller himself will take up the baton on Aug. 15 with a concert featuring Chausson's Poeme, Mahler's Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, and Schubert's "Great" C Major Symphony. This concert, which is the grand finale for the Festival, will feature Sandpoint's own young and talented violinist, Jason Moody, as a special guest soloist.

The entire Festival at Sandpoint season runs Aug. 5-15, with a pre-season concert at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Aug. 1.

Although the lineup of acts this year was not available at press time, the two-week music series will feature an eclectic lineup of blues, country, pop, folk, rock, classical and light jazz concerts.

For more information, or to buy tickets, call The Festival office toll-free at 888-265-4554. If dialing from Sandpoint, simply dial 265-4554. You may also view the Festival lineup on the World Wide Web on Sandpoint Online. The URL is

Season passes are available for $99, and tickets from individual acts range from $8 - $24.50.

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