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Verne Windham delves into the archive of performances and interviews of past Musicfest Northwest guests to create a curated retrospective in place of this year's program.

Verne Windham delves into the archive of performances and interviews of past Musicfest Northwest guests to create a curated retrospective in place of this year's program.

Verne Windham delves into the archive of performances and interviews of past Musicfest Northwest guests to create a curated retrospective in place of this year's program.

Verne Windham delves into the archive of performances and interviews of past Musicfest Northwest guests to create a curated retrospective in place of this year's program.

Verne Windham delves into the archive of performances and interviews of past Musicfest Northwest guests to create a curated retrospective in place of this year's program.

Spokane musician and Whitworth University professor Dan Keberle talks with Jim Tevenan about the life and varied art of his late brother, David. Musical illustrations are from David's album, "Caught in Time," and from his appearances with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra.

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Celebrated cellist Lynn Harrell passed away April 27th. Verne remembers the musician with an excerpt from his 2017 interview and visit to the studio.

Spokane Public Radio brings you music from around the world and right here in our own backyard. Here's students from the Salish School of Spokane performing at KPBX as part of the EWU Smithsonian World Music Pedagogy Workshop in August 2019.

SPR is celebrating Public Radio Music Day! Here's "Brother Music" host of "Soul Express" Saturdays at 9 p.m. on KPBX with guest guitarist Terry Robb from the KPBX Studio on March 10, 2020.

Thursday, April 16th is Public Radio Music Day! We're sharing some vidoes of favorite in-studio performances from the past year. Here's the Sandpoint Children's Choir with Guitar Hour host Leon Atkinson sharing holiday favorites from December 2019. 

Public Radio Music Day: Spokane String Quartet

Apr 16, 2020

Today is Public Radio Music Day. But here at KPBX, we know that every day is Public Radio Music Day! Here's a video of the Spokane String Quartet performing in our studio in February of 2020. Video by Hamilton Studio.

Join us at Spokane Public Radio for Public Radio Music Day this Thursday, April 16. We like to think every day is a Public Radio Music Day, but we'll be airing some special program on Thursday to mark the official day. In celebration this week we're sharing vidoes of some of our favorite in-studio from the past year.

In September, we were lucky enough to have the Watoto Children's Choir perform live in our studio as they toured across the U.S. The Watoto Children's Choir is comprised of Ugandan children of many ages with their adult leaders, Paul and Eunice Musaali and Mercy Imusalaba. The children and their accompanying musicians perform songs written by members of the Watoto Church, which serves orphaned and vulnerable children and women with a variety of programs. The choir tours with different children each year, allowing as many children as possible to perform for audiences around the world.

 KPBX brings you all kinds of music, every day of the year. We hope you will join us in celebrating that music this Thursday, Public Radio Music Day. This week, we're sharing vidoes of some of our favorite in-studio from the past year.

In April, 2019, we were treated to this live performance of Indian classical music by Vidwan Sri. D Srinivas playing the Veena (stringed instrument), Vidwan Sri. V S Raghaven playing the Mridangam (double-headed drum) and Vidwan Sri. Krishna Sriram playing the Ghatam (clay pot).

James Lowe talked with Jim Tevenan about the COVID-19 crisis as it is unfolding around him at his home outside Edinborough, Scotland, and the very serious impact it is having on the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.

Spokane Arts has established a fund for Spokane artists who may have lost their primary source of income due to the COVID-19 outbreak. More information on how to donate to the fund or apply for support can be found here: spokanearts.kindful.com/artistrelief

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Coeur d'Alene Symphony cancelled their upcoming National Young Artists Competition Concert due to COVID-19 concerns, but a few of those young musicians visit the studio with Coeur d'Alene Symphony Music Director Jan Pellant.

In this segment, violinist Zoe Lonsinger performs (accompanied by Annie Flood) and talks about her musical education and work.

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Coeur d'Alene Symphony cancelled their upcoming National Young Artists Competition Concert due to COVID-19 concerns, but a few of those young musicians visit the studio with Coeur d'Alene Symphony Music Director Jan Pellant.

In this segment, soprano Malinda Wagstaff, performs (accompanied by Diana Pratt) and talks about her musical education and work.

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Coeur d'Alene Symphony cancelled their upcoming National Young Artists Competition Concert due to COVID-19 concerns, but a few of those young musicians visit the studio with Coeur d'Alene Symphony Music Director Jan Pellant.

In this segment bassist Nathaniel De la Cruz performs (accompanied by Diana Pratt) and talks about his musical education and work.

 

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Coeur d'Alene Symphony cancelled their upcoming National Young Artists Competition Concert due to COVID-19 concerns, but a few of those young musicians visit the studio with Coeur d'Alene Symphony Music Director Jan Pellant.

In this segment, soprano Madeline Stern, performs (accompanied by Diana Pratt) and talks about her musical education and work.

Dr. Jody Graves, pianist and professor at Eastern Washington University, visited KPBX in advance of her performance of the music of George Gershwin with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra. The concert features Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue along with arrangements of many favorite songs. Jody and Jim Tevenan talk about a range of things: Gershwin, Rhapsody, jazz piano and more.

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Gonzaga University is hosting the American College Dance Association Northwest Conference March 11 - March 14. Suzanne Ostersmith, Director of Dance at Gonzaga, visits the studio to talk about contemporary dance, dance education, the Conference, and the featured performance by Mark Morris Dance Group.

For more information on the ACDA Northwest Conference, visit https://www.gonzaga.edu/news-events/events/2020/3/11/acda.

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Stage Left Theatre's annual "Fast & Furious" returns for the 7th time, with staged readings of 35 short plays. In the studio are director Jeremy Urann, Producer and actor Rebecca Cook, and actor Susan Hardie with a discussion and preview of one of the short plays ("Just Chillin'" by Gail Corey-Betz).

"Fast & Furious 7" opens Friday, March 6, at 7:30 PM, and runs through Sunday, March 8. For tickets and more information visit https://spokanestageleft.org/.

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Spokane Children's Theatre visits with a preview of their production of "The Little Mermaid." In the studio are Director Mike Hynes, Managing Director Doug Beschta, and actors Kay Poland (Ursula), Daniel Renz (Scuttle), and Skyler Kelley (Prince Eric), discussing the show and performing songs.

"The Little Mermaid" is already SOLD OUT. For information on upcoming SCT productions, visit https://spokanechildrenstheatre.org/.

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Spokane Falls Community College Spartan Theatre is producing the world premiere of "Fire Melt Stone," Kemuel DeMoville's historical drama about the Great Fire of Spokane. Cast members Sarah Plumb, Megan Barlow Jones, and Chris Hansen perform a preview and discuss the play.

"Fire Melt Stone" opens Friday, March 6, at 7:30 PM, and continues through March 15. For tickets and more information, visit https://sfcc.spokane.edu/For-Our-Students/Around-Campus/Spartan-Theatre.

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At 7:30 pm Wednesday, the Eastern Washington University Symphony Orchestra will perform the Mount Saint Helens Symphony in Showalter Auditorium on the Cheney campus. Verne talks with conductor Dr. John Marshall about the performance and the accompanying images commemorating the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens.

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Conductor Morihiko Nakahara visits the studio to discuss Spokane Symphony's "Masterworks 7: Appalachian Spring," which will include Copland's masterpiece of the same name, along with selections from Gershwin, Glass, and Bernstein. Also in the studio is guest clarinetist Stephen Williamson, to perform a preview of the program and discuss his career in music.

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Timothy Westerhaus, Choir Director of Gonzaga University, and Melissa Dunphy, choral activist and composer, visit the studio to discuss "The 19th: For Her, For All," a concert celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage.

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Timothy Westerhaus, Choir Director of Gonzaga University, and Melissa Dunphy, choral activist and composer, visit the studio to discuss "The 19th: For Her, For All," a concert celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage.

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Heather McHenry-Kroetch, Director of Spokane Civic Theatre's new production of "Cabaret," swings by the studio to discuss the show. Also in the studio are actors Aubree Pederson (Sally Bowles) and Rebecca Craven (Fraulein Schneider), and Music Director Henry McNulty with Tonya Ballman (Assistant Music Director) with a preview of two songs from the production.

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Attacca Quartet will perform Beethoven's String Quartets, considered his greatest works, in performances at 7:30 pm tonight, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Barrister Winery, 1213 W Railroad Avenue, in Spokane. The concerts are for BachFest Week 1, the celebration of Beethoven's 250th Birthday.

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