KPBX Kids' Concerts

Learn about one of America's most important eras, the Great Depression, and how it relates to feelings in this current economy at the next KPBX Kids' Concert on Saturday, November 20, from 1-2 p.m. broadcast on KPBX 91.1. The encore performance of "Songs of Hope in Hard Times" showcases a collection of music from the Depression era, from Woody Guthrie to Hollywood and Broadway musicals.

KPBX presents Villa Blues & Jazz, a Kids' Concert featuring jazz masters performing memorable and fun songs that have become jazz standards. Villa Blues includes Heather Villa, Steve Bauer, Michael Lenke and Brian Flick. This is Part 2 of the program aired on September 25, 2021.  

For more information on Spokane Public Radio events, and to listen to past KPBX Kids' Concerts, visit https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/topic/spr-events.

KPBX presents Villa Blues &  Jazz, a Kids' Concert featuring jazz masters performing memorable and fun songs that have become jazz standards. Villa Blues includes Heather Villa, Steve Bauer, Michael Lenke and Brian Flick. This is Part 1 of the concert that aired on September 25, 2021.

For more information on Spokane Public Radio events, and to listen to past KPBX Kids' Concerts, visit https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/topic/spr-events.

Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved in our latest KPBX Kids’ Concert.

Thank you:

· Performers: The Villa Blues and Jazz Band: Heather Villa, Brian Flick, Michael Lenke and Steve Bauer.

· Special thanks to host and broadcast producer Verne Windham.

· Event donors: STCUHarvard Park Children’s Learning Center NorthRocket Bakeries; and Sayre, Sayre, and Fossum, Attorneys.

· Hearn Brothers Printing.

Little Red Shed (Ken Glastre, Charley Gurche, and Kevin Brown) plays its infectious blend of rhythm & bluegrass for this summer kids' concert.  Find more information about KPBX Kids' Concerts here.

Little Red Shed (Ken Glastre, Charley Gurche, and Kevin Brown) play their infectious blend of rhythm & bluegrass in this summer kids' concert.  Find more information about KPBX Kids' Concerts here.

Tune in on Saturday, June 19, at 1 p.m. on KPBX 91.1 to hear Little Red Shed play its unique and infectious blend of rhythm & bluegrass to kick off the summer. Little Red Shed is comprised of  Front Porch Bluegrass host Kevin Brown, Ken Glastre, and Charlie Gurche.

 

Thanks to KPBX Kids’ Concerts event donors Saye, Sayre, & Fossum, Attorneys at Law, Rocket Bakeries, and Harvard Park Children’s Learning Center, North.

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On this edition of Northwest Arts Review, we dip into our archives for segments from two interviews with author Timothy Egan, whose fascinating true life crime story Breaking Blue is currently featured on The Bookshelf. Also up are Nathan Weinbender and Dan Webster’s takes on the new sci-fi thriller A Quiet Place, Part II and the final installment of music from our recent Sibling Revelry Kids’ Concert, featuring the Treis family of St. John, Washington.

Today, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture history curator Freya Liggett drops by to tell about the range of exhibits available at the MAC this summer. The Spokane Symphony’s James Lowe checks in with his thoughts surrounding the orchestra’s now completely available virtual spring concert series. Doug Nadvornik shares a story of artistic achievement by two of our region’s students and, from our most recent Kids’ Concert, we’ll hear from the Morizov family, trumpeter Sam, and violinist Jessie.

This week on Northwest Arts Review, Chris Maccini welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author and next Hagan Series speaker, Hilton Als. We’ll also meet Gatie Nicario-Geelan, artist and recent immigrant to Spokane from the Philippines. Music is from another of the families who contributed to our latest Kids’ Concert.

Today, Chris Maccini welcomes Trent Reedy and Jawad Arash, two writers from opposite sides of the globe who are collaborators on a new young adult novel, Enduring Freedom. Dan Webster reviews Without Remorse, the latest Tom Clancy screen adaptation, and we have music from the Girges family, performers in our latest Kids’ Concert.

KPBX Presents Sibling Revelry: a concert featuring ensembles from four different families, playing classical music on strings, piano, and brass. Verne Windham hosts. In Part 2: the Morozov family and the Girges family.

For more information on Spokane Public Radio events, and to listen to past KPBX Kids' Concerts, visit https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/topic/spr-events.

KPBX Presents Sibling Revelry: a concert featuring ensembles from four different families, playing classical music on strings, piano, and brass. Verne Windham hosts. In Part 1: the Treis family and the Chen family.

For more information on Spokane Public Radio events, and to listen to past KPBX Kids' Concerts, visit https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/topic/spr-events.

Spokane Public Radio invites you to enjoy Sibling Revelry hosted by Verne Windham on KPBX 91.1, Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. 

SPR has a long tradition of presenting young performers on KPBX. For this KPBX Kids’ Concert you’ll hear four groups of family performers playing everything from  piano, violin, cello, viola and  trumpet in various family ensembles.  

 

Thanks to KPBX Kids’ Concert event donors: Harvard Park Children’s Learning Center North; Sayre, Sayre & Fossum, Attorneys; and Rocket Bakeries.

Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved in our annual Celtic Dance Party for the KPBX Kids’ Concert. 

Thank you to all who listened and to Floating Crowbar:  Morgan Anderson, Rick Ruben, and Don Thomsen, and James Hunter.

Thanks Verne Windham, Kathy Sackett, Chris Maccini, Leona Vander Molen, and Stephanie Ingoldby.

And thank you to our event donor: Harvard Park Children’s Learning Center North, Sayre, Sayre & Fossum, Attorneys at Law, and Rocket Bakeries. Our grantor is the Johnston-Fix Foundation.

Thank you to all our Spokane Public Radio members.

The next KPBX Kids’ Concerts broadcast will feature music by talented young performers in mid-May. Stay tuned for more information!

If you missed the concert on KPBX check out the Spokane Public Radio Facebook page for a video of the Floating Crowbar KPBX Kids’ Concert.

The low brass ensemble SPARC (members Jerry Olson, Kit Cutler, John Church, and Leonard Byrne) performs a celebration of American music from Sousa to Big Band, Broadway, and much more in this Kids' Concert.

The low brass ensemble SPARC (members Jerry Olson, Kit Cutler, John Church, and Leonard Byrne) performs a celebration of American music from Sousa to Big Band, Broadway, and much more in this Kids' Concert.  

Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved in our latest KPBX Kids’ Concert.

Thanks to:

  • The Spokane Piston & Rotary Club and host Verne Windham.
  • SPARC members: John Church, Kit Cutler, Jerry Olson and Leonard Byrne.
  • Event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Sayre, Sayre & Fossum, Attorneys at Law and Rocket Bakeries – with a grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation.
  • Helen Byrne and Manito Presbyterian Church.
  • Spokane Public Radio members like you.

Rearrange the furniture and practice your moves for our upcoming annual KPBX Kids’ Concert Celtic dance party with Floating Crowbar, Saturday, March 6, 1 p.m. on 91.1, stream online, on your devices, or smart speakers.

Parlor Music, that do-it-yourself home entertainment medium, thrived in the years between the end of the American Civil War and the beginning of World War I in Europe. It was the way music was shred and enjoyed in many, many households both in the U. S. and England. Our November Kids' Concert celebrates Parlor Music as pianists Melody Puller and Mary Trotter and tenor Tim Westerhaus take us back to a bygone era of music. KPBX's Jim Tevenan hosts and plays a bit on another instrument popular in these years, the harmonium or pump organ.

Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved in our latest KPBX Kids’ Concert, Parlor Music. We had a great time putting it together and are so grateful to all who helped make it happen. And of course thank you to all of our listeners and supporters for tuning in and enjoying the concert.

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A big thank you to:

Performers Melody Puller, Jim Tevenan, Timothy Westerhaus and Mary Trotter.

KPBX Kids’ Concerts return Saturday, November 21, at 1 p.m. on KPBX 91.1 with a program about the evolution of keyboard instruments in America and music historically performed in ones’ home called “Parlor Music,”  developed and hosted by Jim Tevenan, KPBX’s Piano Bench program producer, and features the area musicians Melody Puller, Timothy Westerhaus, and Mary Trotter.

Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved in the broadcast of the recent “Sumer Songs” KPBX Kids’ Concert with Linda Parman and Steve Simmons. You can hear the whole concert through the post below.

 

Thanks to:

 

  • Our Performers:  Linda Parman and Steve Simmons. 

 

•       Event donors: Numerica Credit Union; Harvard Park Children’s Learning Center, North; and Rocket Bakeries, with a grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation.  

Linda Parman & Steve Simmons will be performing for a broadcast on Friday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. You can listen to the broadcast safe at home, on the road, or wherever you need to be on KPBX 91.1, or stream it online. Both musicians have been performing in Spokane for years solo and in a variety of ensembles and are veterans of previous Kids’ Concerts. The concert will take us on a journey through classic summer songs. Songs may include "Bicycle Built for Two," "In The Good Old Summertime," "Shine on Harvest Moon," "By The Beautiful Sea," novelty songs, and camp sing-a-longs. The concert may include a brief interview with Verne Windham and is designed to present classic songs and engage listeners of all ages with opportunities to sing along at home.  

Kevin Brown, host of Front Porch Bluegrass, and his son Caleb Brown perform bluegrass, Americana, and originals in the studio as a part of a special Kids' Concert.

Caridwen Irvine-Spatz, musician, luthier, and host of Nacho Celtic Hour, and Greg Spatz, musician and writer, perform folk songs from across traditions for a special Kids' Concert.    

SPR thanks past performers from Musicfest Northwest over the last 73 years. We also thank all those who performed for the KPBX  Kids' Concerts From The Studio sessions over the last three decades. 

Our first KPBX Kids' Concert planned for this spring is a broadcast of Musicfest Northwest. We intended for a live broadcast with musicians in our studio, but due to recent events cancelling this year's Musicfest Northwest, we will be playing highlights of previous festivals, which we have been broadcasting since around 1994. Tune in from May 13 to 15, between 10 a.m. and noon on KPBX 91.1 FM or stream on your device to hear some beautiful music played by young musicians from our community. These broadcasts will be hosted by Verne Windham. 

Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved in this recent performance of SPR Folk Producers Kevin Brown and Caridwen Irvine-Spatz at the KPBX Kids’ Concert.

Thanks to:

• Caridwen Irvine-Spatz, Greg Spatz, Kevin Brown and Caleb Brown.

• Verne Windham, Chris Maccini, Leona Vander Molen, Stephanie Ingoldby, Alexis Lucey and SPR staff.

• Event donors: Numerica Credit Union, Harvard Park Children’s Learning Center North, and Rocket Bakeries, with a grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation.

• Spokane Public Radio members and volunteers.

On KPBX 91.1 on Friday, June 12, at 10 a.m. you could hear performances by two of our own community producers, Caridwen Irvine-Spatz, host of Nacho Celtic Hour, and Kevin Brown, host of Front Porch Bluegrass, with guests. We worked to bring the music and fun of our Kids' Concerts to you in your own home. You can see videos of the perfomances below!

KPBX Kids’ Concerts continue this August with a concert of classic and fun summer songs with Linda Parman and Steve Simmons. More information will be on the website soon!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Celtic dance party this past weekend! We had a blast listening to Floating Crowbar in the beautiful auditorium at Riverside Place. Thanks to our event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center NorthNumerica Credit Union, and Rocket Bakeries, and a grant from the Jonston-Fix Foundation; our volunteers and members; Floating Crowbar for the wonderful music; Riverside Place and Diamond Parking; and everyone in the community who joined us for this wonderful event. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy The Zonky Jazz band! We had a blast dancing to the music in the beautful St. John's Cathedral. Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved in this KPBX Kids’ Concert.

Thanks to: St. John’s Cathedral and their Dean, The Very Reverend Heather VanDeventer and colleagues; The Zonky Jazz Band and their leader Garrin Hertel; Event donors: Numerica Credit Union, Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North and Rocket Bakeries; A grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation; Hearn Brothers Printing; and Spokane Public Radio volunteers and members.

 

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