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From the Studio: Ariel Quartet

Marco Borggreve

BachFest's Winter Classics 2019 is celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday with a series of concerts highlighting the composer's quartets. In the studio are two members of Ariel Quartet, Jan Gruning (viola) and Gershon Gerchikov (violin), to discuss their upcoming performances and the music.

Ariel Quartet performs Friday, December 6, at 6 PM, at the Hamilton Studio and Event Center, and Sunday, December 8, at 3 PM, at Barrister Winery. For more information visit

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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