Morning Classical

KPBX: Monday-Friday 9am-11am, Saturday 10am-12pm, Sunday 10am-12pm

KPBX hosts play selections from the classical music library.

Monday 9:00am-11:00am with Jim Tevenan
Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-11:00am with Verne Windham
Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm with Jan Munstedt
Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm with Leonard Oakland

The Spokane Symphony Chorale will present a concert benefitting the Spokane Symphony, this Sunday, at 4 pm, at Westminster Congregational Church in downtown Spokane. 

Dr. Kristina Ploeger, director of the chorale, along with Brent Wilcox, who both sings in the chorale, and is a member of the Spokane Symphony Associates spoke with Verne this morning in the studio, to present a preview of Sunday's program. For more information, please check the Community Calendar Listing.

Spokane Children's Theatre's production of Oliver! opens this weekend with performances running through June 3.

Cast members, Joshua Moores (Oliver), Emily Buckmaster , and Charles Fletcher (Mr. Bumble), Director, Tim Campbell, Stage Manager, Doug Beschta, and Musical Director, Lois Robertson provided a preview this morning, in the studio.

For tickets and more information, please visit Spokane Children's Theatre.

Hello Dolly! opens this weekend at the Spokane Civic Theatre. Cast members Heidi Santiago and Robbi Starnegg, along with Director, Troy Nickerson and Music Director, Henry McNulty, spoke with Verne this morning in the studio, and performed several numbers in preview of the show.

For more information, and tickets, please visit the Spokane Civic Theatre.

Soprano, Madeline McNeill will perform in recital this Friday evening, along with Emily Willett and Deanna Joy, also Sopranos, and accompanied by Janet Dodd, Pianist, and Caroline Bickford, Cellist.

This morning, Madeline spoke with Verne in the studio, and performed a preview of her program.

The Recital will take place at the Steinway Gallery, 13418 E Nora in Spokane Valley, and is free and open to the Public

Spokane Public Radio's literary producer, Chris Maccini, spoke with Communications professor, Lisa Sylvestri, and author, Mike Nemeth about the "Telling War" project at Gonzaga University.

Mike Nemeth will be presenting a Session called "Telling War Dialogues" exploring America's relationship with war, this evening at 7 pm, in the Hemmingson Ballroom on the Gonzaga campus.

Northwest Opera's Artistic Director, Tim Campbell, soprano Samantha Schneider and Donna Skoog, the adapter of this production of Lysistrata stopped by the studio this morning to give a preview of the show, which will be performed March 23-25 on the Spokane Children's Theater stage.

For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit Northwest Opera.

These young artists performed live, in the studio, this morning, to preview their appearance with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony  Orchestra this weekend in their program, Voyage of Discovery, Part 4: Discovering Genius.

For more information, please visit the CD'A Symphony.

Conductor, Eckart Preu, and Chorale Director Kristina Ploeger spoke with Verne this morning about the upcoming Spokane Symphony Orchestra Baroque Series, to be performed on March 17 at Westminster Congregational Church, and March 18, at the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene.

For more information, please visit the Spokane Symphany Baroque Series page.

Spokane Symphony

Judy Collins joins Verne for a phone interview in anticipation of her upcoming concert with the Spokane Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 8:00 PM at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. 

More information available at our online community calendar.

Director Charles M. Pepiton and Professor Kathleen Jeffs, along with actor Cooper McCoy visited the studio this morning to introduce Gonzaga's upcoming production of a local work, entitled Coming Home: A Soldiers' Project. This is the story of transitions and perceptions: from base to basketball, from service to civilian, and how connections are made and un-made.