Mateusz Wolski

A long-standing KPBX tradition returns after a COVID-caused hiatus. It's Symphony Week, five mornings dedicated to the upcoming concert seasons of regional orchestras, with a special emphasis on the return of the Spokane Symphony to the stage of the Fox Theater for performance in front of a live audience. In this first segment Verne Windham welcomes Symphony Music Director James Lowe and Executive Director Jeff Vom Saal, along with Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski for conversation and a few music samples.

We’re all about music on this week’s Northwest Arts Review. The Spokane Symphony’s Mateusz Wolski drops by to share insights learned during the pandemic year, Andrea Olsen fills us in on the Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s upcoming in-person events, and we’ll meet Bozeman Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence Scott Lee. We’ve also got music from our studio, one of the student performances recently recorded, and Classical era sounds from the Spokane Symphony’s online spring series, beginning with this Mozart.

This week on Northwest Arts Review, poet and New Yorker poetry editor Kevin Young chats with Chris Maccini, the Spokane Symphony’s Mateusz Wolski shares insights on performing during a pandemic, Rich Wandschneider of the Wallowa Valley’s Josephy Center and the Art Spirit Gallery’s Blair Williams are on hand, too, plus there’s music from our studio courtesy of EWU students.

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski visitis the KPBX studio for conversation with Jim Tevenan around music during the pandemic, an upcoming performance with pianist  Archie Chen and more.

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The M Show is back! Host and Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski visits the studio with guests, Spokane Poet Laureate (and trumpet player) Chris Cook and aerialist John Hernandez, to talk about this incarnation of the musical variety show.

The M Show No. 1 will be performed at 8 PM, Saturday, January 11 at The Knitting Factory. For tickets and more information visit

Alison Highberger

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski visited our studio today to discuss the upcoming “Classics 5: Dvorák and Rachmaninoff” concert, in which he will play the masterpiece that is Dvorák’s Violin Concerto.

Performances will be at 8 PM on January 19 and 3 PM on January 20 in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Alison Highberger

Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski visited our studio this morning with KZZU radio personality Molly Allen, who will be a special guest in “The M Show: Music, Mayhem, & Mystery— The String-Centric Edition." A humorous and in-depth look at all things strings, it features ensemble performances of both classical and pop music with threads of late-night comedy and film woven throughout.

Shows will be at 8 PM on November 16 & 17 at Riverside Place, and audience members are invited to join the band for an “after party” following each.

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Charlie Albright performs in-studio and spends time talking with Verne Windham, Eckart Preu and Mateusz Wolski. In this recording Preu and Wolski reflect on the their work during and prior to this farewell season for Preu. 

Charlie performs in anticipation of his appearance in The Bohemian Spirit show this weekend, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM and also Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at 3:00 PM. 

More information is available at Spokane Symphony's website.

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Today's segment of From the Studio Spokane Smphonoy's special programs and teh Spokane Symphony Chorale's Upcoming Performances. In-studio guests include Echart Preu, Music Director, Jeff vom Saal, Executive Director, Bethany Schoeff, Director of Artistic Administration & Personnel Manager. 

More information is available at the Spokane Symphony's website

Alison Highberger

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski and Eli Dyer, Spokane musician, singer and beatboxer, talk about “The M Show: Music, Mayhem & Mystery” that they star in this week on May 24 & 25 at 8 pm at the Washington Cracker Co. Building, 304 W. Pacific Avenue between Division and Washington.  More information available at:   Spokane Symphony website

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Verne shares a deeply insightful interview with Mateusz Wolski, Spokane Symphony Concertmaster about the upcoming performance entitled "Love's Inspiration". The performance will feature pieces by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Robert Shumann.   

Show times are 8:00 PM on Saturday, April 14th, 2018


3:00 PM on Sunday, April 15th, 2018. 

More information is available at the Spokane Symphony website

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Mateuzs Wolski visits the studio in anticipation of his upcoming performance, The M Show: Music, Meyhem and Mystery on Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th at the Washington Cracker Co. Building. 

More information at Spokane Symphony Website.

The final day of Symphony Week at Spokane Public Radio includes conversations with Symphony Conductor Eckart Preu, Mateusz Wolski and guests Jessica Lee and Peter Stumpf.