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From the Studio: Spokane String Quartet with Pianist Karen Savage


It is always a treat to have the Spokane String Quartet in the studio!  Today, the quartet was joined by pianist Karen Savage to preview their upcoming concert at 3pm on Sunday January 29th at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The concert will include music by  Beethoven and Shostakovich and will feature Savage on the piano. Quartet members include MateuszWolski (violin), Amanda Howard-Phillips (violin), Jeanette Wee-Yang (viola), and Helen Byrne (cello).

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.