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From the Studio: Inland Northwest Opera

Spokane Public Radio

Inland Northwest Opera will present "Orpheus and Eurydice" in Italian with English subtitles at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 29, and 3 p.m. Sunday, October 31. The opera has only three principle singing roles and an ensemble choir of eight voices and six dancers.  Two of the singers visited Verne in the studio to give listeners a sample of the performance's music.

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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