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From the Studio: Thomas Hampson (Part 2)

Grammy Award-winning baritone Thomas Hampson has returned to his hometown for a concert of his own creation, entitled “Song of America: Beyond Liberty,” and he came to our studio to tell us a little bit about it. The show will feature Thomas, acclaimed pianist Lara Downes and an ensemble of musicians from the Spokane Symphony as they explore more than 250 years of American history through music and poetry.

The performance will be at 8 PM on March 1 in 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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