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From the Studio: Spokane Symphony's Masterworks 5

Spokane Public Radio

Spokane Symphony's 2019 - 2020 Season continues with Masterworks 5: Beethoven's 250th Birthday. Guest Conductor Mark Russell Smith (of Quad City Symphony Orchestra) and world-renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich visit the studio to talk about Beethoven, the violin, and more.

Masterworks 5 will be performed Saturday, January 18, at 8 PM and Sunday, January 19, at 3 PM. For tickets and 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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