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From the Studio: Pianist Richard Dowling playing Chopin

Spokane Public Radio

What a treat to begin the day with gorgeous piano music played by Richard Dowling, back in Spokane for another concert in Connoisseur Concerts' BachFest! Thursday night's concert at Barrister Winery is The Teenage Chopin -- Early Genius. The music consists of masterpieces that Frederic Chopin, born in 1810 in Warsaw, Poland, created as a teen.  

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Verne interviews pianist Richard Dowling.

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.