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From the Studio: Northwest Bach Festival Spotlight - Kurt Nikkanen, Violin

We are deeply entrenched in the Northwest Bach Festival this week, which is headed by Zuill Bailey and has become an annual staple within Spokane's classical music scene.  Verne had two of Zuill's comrades in the studio today, one of which was violinist Kurt Nikkanen, concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra.  He will be performing various trios and features with Zuill Bailey (cello) and Scott Rawls (viola) as part of the festival.

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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