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The Spokane Symphony's Masterworks 2: Symphonic Graffiti

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster, Mateusz Wolski
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Spokane Symphony Concertmaster, Mateusz Wolski

James Lowe, Mateusz Wolski and Shira Samuels-Shragg preview this weekend's concert

From the Studio explores the Spokane Symphony's second Masterworks concert of the season with the help of SSO Music Director James Lowe, Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski and Symphony Assistant Conductor Shira Samuels-Shragg.

The program, selected by orchestra musicians, includes Johannes Brahms' Academic Festival Overture and Camille Saint-Saëns' popular "Organ" Symphony. Also on the program, Tuxedo Vasco de Gama, a piece by young English composer Hannah Kendall, and, with Wolski as soloist, Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E.

After more than 25 years of teaching music, theater and English in San Francisco schools, Jim relocated to Spokane in 1995 to become organist/music director for St. Augustine Parish on the South Hill. Since around 2004, with the help and patience of Verne Windham, he has been able to realize his long-standing dream of doing radio. Jim specializes in classical music, but also can do the occasional jazz show. Jim and his wife, Carol, fill their free time caring for llamas, rabbits and chickens after having watched their two children grow up and leave the nest.