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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f3be0000For 25 years, KPBX Kids' Concerts have brought different genres of music and performances to generations of children. These family concerts are at the heart of the station's mission to provide music awareness and entertainment to our listening region, which compliments our on-air programming.Eight free one-hour concerts are held throughout the year at rotating venues. At each concert, attendees may be treated to a mix of music and historical information. Each KPBX Kids' Concert highlights a musical style. Past concerts have featured classical, jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass, latin, calypso, reggae, klezmer, rockabilly, and lots more.ALL KPBX KIDS' CONCERTS ARE FREE.

KPBX Kids' Concert: Tedesca

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The smell of 'Pumpkin Spice' wafted through the Nordstrom corridor during the KPBX Kids' Concert celebrating Autumn on Oct. 3. String quartet Tedesca performed fall favorites at River Park Square in Downtown Spokane from 1-2 p.m. to the delight of concertgoers and shoppers alike.

Tedesca performs at festivals, concerts and private performances across the region. At the Kids’ Concert played music for the string quartet appropriate for fall including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Autumn by Astor Piazzola, and TV theme songs including Addams Family and The Munsters.

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David Armstrong is assistant principal second violin for the Spokane Symphony. A former resident of Kirkland, WA, he earned a Bachelor of Music Performance from Michigan State University and a Master of Music Performance from Northwestern University. While a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, he was awarded a Civic Fellowship. Before coming to Spokane, David played for the Bellevue Philharmonic.

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Tana Bachman-Bland, First Violin with the Spokane Symphony, graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance. Tana Bachman-Bland is in demand as an acoustic and electric violinist in Spokane. She is also part of a four man band called Tango Volcado.  

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Nick Carper, principal viola with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra has been praised by critics, audiences, and fellow musicians for his dynamic energy and warmth of tone.  Nick was on the faculty of Whitworth University from 2002-2003,  He also taught private lessons in local public schools and coached sectionals there as part of the symphony's Youth Music Educators Program.  Since 2002 he has been on the faculty of Gonzaga University, teaching viola and violin.

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Cheryl Carney is Senior Faculty Assistant at the Gonzaga University Music Department.

The Fall KPBX Kids' Concerts are free thanks to event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, and Rocket Bakery.

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