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From the Studio: Spokane Symphony & State Street Ballet Present "The Nutcracker"

Spokane Symphony

Morihiko Nakahara (Conductor) and Cecily MacDougall (Associate Executive Director of State Street Ballet) visit the studio to discuss the Spokane Symphony's performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," with the dancers of the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara.    

"The Nutcracker" will be performed Thursday, December 2 through Sunday, December 5. For performances, 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.