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From the Studio: Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas"

John David Pittman

Mark O'Connor and his family band are on the road with "An Appalachian Christmas," an album and a seasonal tour. He calls in to the studio to talk about the project, the family band, the tour, and the music.

Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" will be performed Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 PM at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. For more information, visit https://www.markoconnor.com/an-appalachian-christmas.

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.