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Concerts of the Week: March

March 2, 2015
Spokane Symphony Classics Concert
Featuring Symphony violinists MateuszWolski and Amanda Howard-Phillips, in music of Franz Schubert, ArvoPärt and Ludwig van Beethoven

March 9, 2015
Spokane Jazz Orchestra: Hollywood Jazz, with guest vocalist Kristina Ploeger

The West Coast beckons us for our spring concert with the great jazz hits from Hollywood, featuring one of Spokane’s favorite singers, Kristina Ploeger. Look forward to pieces such as On Green Dolphin Street, Mahania Carnival, the Pink Panther Theme, and selections from Duke Ellington’s original score to An Anatomy of a Murder

March 16, 2015
Spokane String Quartet

“Ides of March” program with music of Josef Haydn, DmitriShostakovich and César Franck

March 23, 2015
Spokane Symphony with a Splash

Music of Felix Mendelssohn, Jesse Jones, Pierre Jalbert, ThiwangkornLillit and Peter Tchaikovsky

March 30, 3015
Spokane Symphony Classics Concert

“Eastern Journeys,” the orchestra joined by the Spokane Symphony Chorale, clarinetist Daniel Cotter and boy soprano AmeilMacRae in music of BahzadRahjbarah, Ana Lara, Mohammed Fairouz, and the Chichester Psalms of Leonard Bernstein

April 6, 2015
Northwest Bach Festival Finale Concert

Music of J. S. Bach, Wolfgang Mozart and the Beethoven “Triple” Concerto with violinist Soovin Kim, cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Awadagin Pratt

After more than 25 years of teaching music, theater and English in San Francisco schools, Jim relocated to Spokane in 1995 to become organist/music director for St. Augustine Parish on the South Hill. Since around 2004, with the help and patience of Verne Windham, he has been able to realize his long-standing dream of doing radio. Jim specializes in classical music, but also can do the occasional jazz show. Jim and his wife, Carol, fill their free time caring for llamas, rabbits and chickens after having watched their two children grow up and leave the nest.
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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