From the Studio

Verne Windham talks to Dean Williamson, Conductor, and Dan Wallace Miller, Stage Director, about Inland Northwest Opera's upcoming performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck's "Orpheus & Eurydice." 

Performances take place Friday, October 29th, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, October 31st, at 3pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. For tickets and more information, visit https://inlandnwopera.com/events/orpheus-and-eurydice/.

Verne speaks with Trigger Weddle (Director), Josian Brett (Sandy Cheeks), and Tyler McCabe (SpongBob) of Aspire Community Theatre in Coeur d'Alene about their production of "The SpongeBob Musical," which opens Friday, October 15, at 7:30pm.

For tickets and more information, visit: https://www.aspirecda.com/.

Spokane Symphony

Verne talks to Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe and guest tenor soloist William Ferguson about the Symphony's Masterworks 2: Beethoven's Soul. 

Spokane Symphony's Masterworks 2 will be performed Saturday, October 9, at 8PM, and Sunday, October 10, at 3PM. For tickets and more information, please visit https://spokanesymphony.org/2021-2022-masterworks-series/.

Verne welcomes Spokane Valley Children's Theatre to talk about their production of Roald Dahl's "Matilda."

Director Tanya Brownlee, Managing Director Doug Beschta, and actors Madalyn Brownlee and Dana Sitts join Verne in a phone interview.

"Matilda: the Musical" opens Friday, October 8th, at 7pm, with shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until the 24th. For tickets and more information, visit https://spokanechildrenstheatre.org/Home/EventDetails/38.

Verne talks to Dahveed Bullis and Scott Doughty of Spokane Playwrights Laboratory about their inaugural workshop performance, "An Aviary for Birds of Sadness," by local playwright Tristen Canfield.

The performance, which has been produced in partnership with Terrain will take place on Thursday, October 14th,  at 7:30 pm, at the Washington Cracker Building.

Visit https://spokaneplaywrightslaboratory.com/ for tickets and more information.

Wes Jessup, Executive Director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) shares highlights of the new fall exhibitions including the headliner, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, which opens to the general public on Sunday, October 3. Wes says it is the best private collection of work by the most innovative artist of the 19th century and includes everyday objects -- furniture, vases, lamps -- transformed into works of art through bold colors, beautiful designs and forms. The exhibition continues through February 13, 2022.

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.

Verne talks to Gina Freuen, founder of the Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, along with participating artist Sheila Evans. (Images are those of the participating artists.)

The Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour takes place from 10AM - 5PM on Saturday, September 25th. Visit https://www.littlespokanestudios.com/tour-map for the map and more information on the participating artists.

Spokane Symphony

Symphony Week concludes with an interview and in-studio performance from Spokane Symphony's James Lowe and acclaimed feature violinist Bella Hristova. The first of the Symphony's Masterworks concerts will include Hailstork, Sibelius, and Brahms, with Lowe conducting. 

Masterworks 1: The Return of the Symphony will be performed Saturday, September 18, at 8 pm, and Sunday, September 19, at 3pm. For tickets and more information, visit https://spokanesymphony.org/2021-2022-masterworks-series/.

Martyn Thompson

Verne talks to Zuill Bailey  and Eroica Trio's Sara Sant'Ambrogio about Bach, cello, trios, upcoming NW BachFest concerts, and more.

Zuill Bailey performs Thursday, September 9, at 7PM at Barrister Winery. Eroice Trio performs September 13 and 14, at 7pm, also at Barrister Winery.

For tickets and more information, please visit https://nwbachfest.com/calendar#concert-northwest-bachfest-september-series.

Verne connects with James Lowe, Conductor of Spokane Symphony, about Labor Day concerts in area parks.

Performances will take place Saturday, September 4, at 6 PM, at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake, and at Riverfront Park Monday, September 6, at 6PM. An Open House in celebration of the Fox Theater's 90th Birthday will take place Friday, September 3 from Noon to 4pm.

Leonard Garrison visits the studio to talk about his new album, "Telemann, 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute."

For more information visit http://www.leonardgarrison.com/.

Spokane Public Radio

Madeline McNeill visits the studio to talk about "Music Valley," a musical she conceived of and wrote during the pandemic, with lyrics by Ellen Welcker. The performance includes a host of local musicians and artists. "Music Valley" will be performed Sunday, August 15th, at 6:30 pm, outdoors in Olmstead Brothers Park in Kendall Yards.

Spokane Symphony

Principal trombonist for the Spokane Symphony, John Church, visits the studio in advance of John Church & Friends--an outdoor performance at Brickwest Brewing on Wednesday, August 11, at 7pm. Tiffany Wang accompanies John in the performance studio with a preview of the show.

For tickets and more information, visit https://spokanesymphony.org/concerts-tickets/symphony-summer-concerts/.  

Jaci (Jaclin) Cummings stopped by to talk with Verne about her new role as artistic director of Spokane Area Youth Choirs. Jaci, who recently moved to Spokane with her husband, also a professional singer, and their two daughters, has taught choral music at all levels. Spokane Area Youth Choirs, founded in 1987 as the Spokane Area Children's Chorus, includes young singers between the ages of 7 and 18.

Spokane Public Radio

Verne talks to Chelsea Duvall, Director, and cast members Eli Drushella, Dana Sammond, and Robert Tombari, of Spokane Theatre Ensemble's "Twelfth Night," which opens Thursday, July 29th and runs through August 1st at the MAC's outdoor amphitheater.

For more information about Spokane Theatre Ensemble visit https://www.spokaneensembletheatre.com/  or, for tickets,  https://sales.northwestmuseum.org/performance.aspx?pid=34939.

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre visits the studio to talk about their production of "Little House on the Prairie." Verne talks to Director Yvonne Johnson, and actors Jennifer Tindall (Laura), Steve Mortier (Pa), Patti Mortier (Ma), and Sophia Williams (Nellie) perform, with Music Director Annie Flood on piano.

Spokane Public Radio

Jeff vom Saal, Executive Director of the Spokane Symphony, visits the studio to share highlights of the upcoming 2021-22 season with Peter Glarborg. For season subscriptions and more information, visit https://www.spokanesymphony.org/.

Spokane Public Radio

David Brum, Director of Programs and Events at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, visits the studio to talk about an upcoming lecture by Tom Graves about his book of interviews and photographs of veterans of WWII and the Korean War, "Twice Heroes: Nisei Vets of WWII & Korea."

The lecture will take place at the E.A. Johnston Auditorium at the MAC on Thursday, July 15, at 7pm. For tickets and more information, visit https://sales.northwestmuseum.org/performance.aspx?pid=34634.

From the Studio: Spokane Valley Summer Theatre

Jun 18, 2021
Spokane Public Radio

Andrea Olsen of Spokane Valley Summer Theatre visits the studio to talk about the company's return to in-person performance, along with Collin Pittmann, Production Manager, and performers Darnelle Preston, Jayce Fortin, Gunnar Rorholm, and Alexandra Lewis, and pianist Annie Flood.

Verne Windham talks to Naomi Hanvey of Spokane Youth Ballet about their return to the stage. The June 5th showcase will feature performances of Phaedra Jarrett's "The Little Prince," the pas de deux "Spring Waters," and a re-telling of the comedic ballet "Coppelia."

To purchase tickets, visit the box office at the Fox Theater, or online at https://foxtheaterspokane.org/events/featured/spokane-youth-ballet-summer-concert-2021/

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.

Lt. Chris Cornette, bandmaster of Navy Band Northwest, stopped by to talk with Verne about Spokane Navy Week, May 10-16. The Navy Office of Community Outreach is presenting a virtual Navy Week to help Americans stay connected to their Navy while staying safe at home. 

  

Verne Windham talks to Jennifer Tindall (Director) and Kyle Smock (Board President) of Theatre Arts Center at the Lake about their production of "Charlotte's Web," which will be the first in-person theatre production (with limited audience capacity) in the Spokane area since before the pandemic. 

"Charlotte's Web" opens Friday, April 30, at 7 pm, and continues through Sunday, May 9, at 2 pm. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.tacatthelake.com/tickets.

Spokane Public Radio

Spokane Symphony's Music Director, James Lowe, visits the studio to talk about the final concerts in the @ Home series, "Overtones: Connecting Music, Art & Science," which combine performance, interviews, interdisciplinary inspiration, and more. The series continues April 30th with "Individualism, " on May 14th with "Light," and concludes with "Heaven & Earth," on May 28th. Shows in the series will be available online through April of 2022.

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

Verne Windham interviews Karin Wedemeyer, Director of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, about art in the pandemic: what the pandemic has done to art in our lives and how art can heal and define us in these times.

Verne Windham speaks with Holly Blanchette, the new Executive Director of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra, about her history with, and new role at, the Symphony, as well as their upcoming concert "Four Seasons," including works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, and Schubert.

The Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra performs "Four Seasons" Saturday, April 24, at 7:30 pm (with a pre-concert talk at 7pm). For tickets, visit https://cdasymphony.veeps.com/stream/schedule.

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