Verne Windham

Music Director

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago.  “I came in to complain and they hired me.”  He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week.  When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible.  For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature.  For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.

Ways to Connect

Whitworth University Theatre's production of The Spitfire Grill runs October 12 - 21. Director Naphali Fields and members of the cast stopped by the SPR studio to talk with Verne Windham about the show and performed the song "Shoot the Moon."

The cast includes:

Camille Andre as Hanna Fergusen

Dillon King as Caleb Thorpe

Alex Stroming as Percy Talbott

More information about Whitworth University Theatre at: www.whitworth.edu.

Spokane Children's Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast runs October 12 - 28. Director Tanya Brownlee and members of the cast stopped by the SPR studio to talk with Verne Windham and preform three numbers from the show. The cast includes:

Saylyn Goard as Belle

Philip Faler as Maurice

Audrie Pursch as Mrs. Potts

Musical numbers are "No Matter What" (Belle & Maurice), "Beauty and the Beast" (Mrs. Potts), and "Home" (Belle).

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In anticipation of the upcoming show, "Closing it Up" Molly Allen, Mary Starkey and Andrew Biviano meet with Verne in the studio. 

More information is available at Stage Left Theater's website

Coeur d'Alene Symphony

Maestro Jan Pellant visited the Spokane Public Radio studio on Tuesday, October 2. He is the new
Artistic Director and Conductor of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. 

The season's first concert, Nineteenth Century Grandeur, is Friday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 6, at 2 p.m. Maestro Pellant will give a brief lecture at the Salvation Army Kroc Center 45 minutes before the concert time.

Spokane Children's Theatre

Doug Beschta, Managing director of Spokane Children's Theatre and Jenna Carroll, performer, visit SPR studios in anticipation of the upcoming fundraiser gala with the theme, Under the Big Top

The gala takes place on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The event is located at Spokane Children's Theatre at 2727 N. Madelia St. #5 in Spokane. 

More information is available at Spokane Children's Theatre website

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Some cast and crew from Inland Northwest Opera's production The Marriage of Figaro visit the studio to promote their upcoming performance. 

Performance dates of The Marriage of Figaro are Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 23rd.  

Watch video of the performance, featured by KXLY TV.

More information is available at Inland Northwest Opera's website

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Spokane Civic Theatre visits the studio in anticipation of their upcoming show "Bug". This story is set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room and centers on the meeting between Agnes, a self-medicating divorcee and  Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter. 

Performance dates: 

September 21 - October 14, 2018. 

More information is available at Spokane Civic Theatre's website

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Some cast and crew from Inland Northwest Opera's production The Marriage of Figaro visit the studio to promote their upcoming performance. 

Performance dates of The Marraige of Figaro are Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 23rd.  

More information is available at Inland Northwest Opera's website

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Cast members and the director of the Mary Poppins visit the KPBX studio in anticipation of the show opening Friday, September 14th, 2018. 

More information is available at Spokane Civic Theatre website

Kate Johnston, Spokane Public Radio

Charlie Albright performs in-studio and spends time talking with Verne Windham, Eckart Preu and Mateusz Wolski. In this recording Preu and Wolski reflect on the their work during and prior to this farewell season for Preu. 

Charlie performs in anticipation of his appearance in The Bohemian Spirit show this weekend, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM and also Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at 3:00 PM. 

More information is available at Spokane Symphony's website.

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