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From the Studio: Sayaka Shoji with the Spokane Symphony

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In the studio today, Verne had a chance to talk with the guest soloist for this weekend's Spokane Symphony concerts. Violinist Sayaka Shoji will be performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the orchestra following a performance of Michael Abels' Global Warming and preceding Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

The Spokane Symphony will play Saturday, March 19th at 8:00pm and Sunday, March 20th 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.