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Symphony Week 2016: Morihiko Nakahara and Harry Potter

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Day 3 of Symphony Week 2016 featured Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara, Manager of Corporate Partnerships LaTisha Conto, and avid symphony season ticket holder Stephanie Heller.  Morihiko discussed the concerts he will be conducting this season, including Classics 6 with cellist Josh Roman, one of the Intersect series concerts, and the Harry Potter special.  LaTisha gave us a sneak peek into what the Harry Potter event will be like, including sorting audience members into houses, fun perks, and interactive elements throughout the concert.  Stephanie talked about her love of the Spokane Symphony and how being a season ticket holder has positively enhanced her life.

Symphony Week 2016 is a week-long series of feature interviews with various staff, musicians, and listeners of the Spokane Symphony leading up to their season opener, which happens this weekend, September 17-18 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.
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