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.

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Some cast and crew members from the Lake City Play House production of "A Chorus Line" visited the SPR studio. The production will run from September 7th - September 23rd. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM.

More information is available at Lake City Play House's website

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Mara Winter plays  flutes inspired by the 16th Century while visiting the Spokane Public Radio performance studio. 

Spokane Arts presents the first-ever Spokane Theater-fest which offers a free preview of 2018 - 2019 shows. 

Melissa Huggins, Executive Director of Spokane Arts, speaks with Verne today abotu the upcoming shows and activities that will be featured at this year's event. 

More information is available at Spokane Theater Fest website

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Pianist/Composer  Hsia Jung Chang meets with Verne in the KPBX studio this morning with fellow musician, Ho Lan Chang in anticipation of their upcoming concert. 

Hsia Jung will be performing a solo recital at 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at the Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Dr., Spokane, WA. 

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Jan Pellant, new Artistic Director and Conductor of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony met with Verne in the studio for the first time since being selected for his role. 

Jill Cathey, Coeur d'Alene Symphony prinicpal oboist  joins Maestro Pellant in anticipation of the upcoming Labor Day Concert in Coeur d'Alene City Park

1:00 PM, September 3rd, 2018, Coeur d'Alene City Park, Coeur d'Alene, ID. 

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Randy Hathaway, composer and classical guitarist visits the KPBX studio and shares pieces from his album Classical Guitar in America

More information is available at Randy Hathaway's website.

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Janet Phang speaks with Verne in the KPBX studio in anticipation of  this weekend's performance with the Spokane Symphony at the Festival at Sandpoint. 

In this audio recording Phang plays two pieces:

1. the third movement of Piano Sonata No.3 by Alexander Scriabin 

2. Earl Wild's transcription of George Gershwin's Embraceable You

On Sunday, August 12, 2018 Phang will perform the last movemenet of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 with the Spokane Symphony at the finale concert of the 2018 Festival at Sandpoint in Sandpoint, Idaho. 

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Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre cast members of "Legally Blonde" visit the studio today in anticipation of their August 9th, 2018 show opening. 

"Legally Blonde" runs from August 8th through August 26th 

Location: Salvation Army Kroc Center Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene, ID. 

Thursday through Saturday, 7:00 PM

More information is available at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater website

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Celtic fusion group, "Honey Bee" performs in the studio in anticipation of their upcoming performance at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 7:00 PM, in Post Falls.

More information is available at The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center's website

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Matthew Weaver and Ignite! Community Theatre members visit the KPBX studio to promote their upcoming showcase of 14 different short plays by Matthew Weaver, local, Spokane playwright.

Performances take place July 20-22, 2018. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. 

More information is available at Ignite! Comunity Theatre's website.