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From the Studio: Alaina Bercilla with the Spokane String Quartet

The Spokane String Quartet will present their second concert this weekend, and this time they are joined by a couple of special guests, flutist Alaina Bercilla and pianist Roger McVey.  Alaina stopped by the studio today to talk with Verne about the program, which includes Mozart's String Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K. 464, Tientos for flute and strings by Ian Krouse, and Bohuslav Martinu's Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano.

Alaina and Verne talked about her past musical experiences, why she chose the pieces that are on the program, as well as the challenging and engaging components of playing those particular pieces.  The Spokane String Quartet's concert will be this Sunday, November 15th at 3:00pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

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.