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From the Studio: Cellist Matt Haimovitz and the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra

Verne had a chance to talk with cellist Matt Haimovitz today, who is the guest soloist for the upcoming Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra concert. Kevin Hekmatpanah, director of the ensemble, will lead the group through great symphonic masterworks, including Smetana's The Moldau, Dvorak's Scherzo Capriccioso, and Samuel Barber's Cello Concerto featuring Haimovitz. Their concertis Monday, December 7th at 7:30pm 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.