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Symphony Week: Chapter 3. Educational Outreach & Fox Facilities

Spokane Public Radio

Audio interview, part 2

In this two-part recording Verne Windham first talks with Jorge Luis Uzcategui, Spokane Symphony Assistant Conductor and Erica Richardson, Assistant Concertmaster. Both interviewees work together on "Music Innovates", a partnership between Spokane Public Schools and Spokane Symphony. In this program professional musicians are hired by the Spokane Symphony to provide musical education to interested students in an after-school program.  

In the second part Verne interviews Michael Smith, Fox Booking Manager and Brian Ritter, Fox General Manager on the operations of 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.