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

Spokane Public Radio

Heather Parker visits the SPR studio today in anticipation of her recital at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane on Saturday January, 20th, 2018. 

More information available on SPR Community Calendar.

On Monday morning, Cellist Brady Anderson and Pianist Jasmine Nagano performed a reprise of their Winter Recital.

Their Live from the Studio performance included:

Five Pieces for Cello and Piano by Amy Beach

I. La Captive

II. Berceuse

IV. Dreaming

Song without Words, OP 109 by Felix Mendelssohn

II. Adagio affettuoso

Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op 99 by Johannes Brahms


Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla

William Berry, founder of the brass choir, Clarion, spoke with Verne this morning about the upcoming Christmas concerts at The Cathedral of St. John on Tuesday, December 19, and at the Salvation Army Croc center on Wednesday, December 20. 

For more information, and a link for tickets, please visit the Community Arts Calendar.

Master flutists, Jennifer Slaughter, Alicia Mielke and Clara Mannino will perform a concert of classical trios and holiday music this Sunday, at the Fairplay Concert Hall, near Harrington Washington. 

They performed a preview and spoke with Verne this morning about the program. For more information, visit the Spokane Public Radio Arts Calendar.

Israeli violinist, Itamar Zorman, will perform this evening with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Kevin Hekmatpanah. He spoke with Verne this morning about his background in music, how the immigration of people from Europe, Russia and other places in the world, have enriched the musical culture of Israel, and performed a preview of tonight's concert.

For more information and tickets, please visit Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra.

The Actors' Buddhio will present a staged reading of "The Normal Heart," by Larry Kramer, directed by Diana Trotter, this weekend. Cast members, Melody Deatherage and Chris Jensen spoke with Verne this morning about the history of the play, as well as the current social significance.

For more information about showtimes and tickets, contact South Perry Yoga.

Cellist, Mika Hood will perform with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony this weekend, to perform "Schelomo," by Bloch. With piano accompaniment by David Brewster, she performed live in the studio this morning, and then spoke with Verne about her background and the upcoming show. For more information please visit the CDA Symphony's website.  

FREUD’S LAST SESSION, by Mark St. Germain, opens December 1, at Stage Left Theater, and runs through December 17. Director, Pamela Kingsley and JP Shaughnessy, (Freud) and Dalin Tipton (C.S.Lewis) spoke with Verne this morning to introduce the show.

State Street Ballet returns to Spokane for the 7th year, to perform The Nutcracker with the Spokane Symphony. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Founder and Artistic Director, Rodney Gustafson, spoke with Verne this morning about this production, and the collaboration between the professional company and local dance organizations, as well as with the symphony.

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls has opened at SFCC's Spartan Theatre, and will run through November 19, as part of the "Coming Home" season. Drama program director Ashley DeMoville and adjunct faculty/master carpenter, Chris Hansen stopped by this morning to talk about the show and about the Drama Fine Arts Degree offered at Spokane Falls Community College.