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From the Studio: James Lowe & Spokane Symphony's Labor Day Concerts

Verne connects with James Lowe, Conductor of Spokane Symphony, about Labor Day concerts in area parks.

Performances will take place Saturday, September 4, at 6 PM, at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake, and at Riverfront Park Monday, September 6, at 6PM. An Open House in celebration of the Fox Theater's 90th Birthday will take place Friday, September 3 from Noon to 4pm.

For location-specific health and safety protocols 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.