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From the Studio: Alon Goldstein and the Spokane Symphony

Cconversation with the Spokane Symphony's guest artist for the Jan. 23 & 24 Classics 5 concerts, Alon Goldstein.  Alon is an internationally-renowned concert pianist, is touring all over the world, and this weekend is playing Mozart's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, K. 466 with the Spokane Symphony.  Also on this concert are Richard Strauss' Don Juan, Jennifer Higdon's Blue Cathedral, and selections from Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

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.