Verne Windham

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

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.

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.

Verne Windham talks to Tanya Brownlee, Artistic Director, and Doug Bestcha, Managing Director, of Spokane Children's Theatre about getting back onstage--virtually and in-person--with their productions of CLUE.

Catch a live performance April 16th & 23rd  at 7 pm, and April 17th & 24th at 2 PM and 7 PM. For tickets and more information, visit https://spokanechildrenstheatre.org/.

adventistbookcenter.com

African Rice Heart is an earthy, candid, and poetic narrative that traces Emily Star Wilkens's journey of growth, challenge, and discovery. You too will feel the heartbeat – sometimes strong, sometimes irregular, but always present – as Emily weaves her stories of wonder and longing, tragedy and tears, and ultimately, the sense of belonging she found during her year of service in Béré, Chad. (Summary from adventistbookcenter.com)

Verne Windham welcomes Dr. Philip Baldwin and Dr. Judith Schoepflin of Whitworth University Music Department for a discussion of women composers and the curation of the University's concerts highlighting their talents and contributions.

Verne Windham welcomes Kent Kimball, who directs the First Presbyterian Chorale and Orchestra in a Good Friday performance of  Theodore Dubois's "The Seven Last Words of Christ."

Watch the performance on the First Presbyterian YouTube channel, all day on Good Friday, April 2, 2021, at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfruZriuZfS2hVar79nXbQ. For more information, visit https://www.1stpresdowntown.org/.

Verne Windham welcomes violinist Yvette Kraft for an interview and performance of Sauret, Bach, and Paganini.    

Verne Windham welcomes Gonzaga University Theatre for an interview about Jean Anouilh's "Antigone." Josephine Keefe (Director) and Grace Harrington (Antigone) join Verne by telephone for a discussion about Anouilh's retelling of Sophocles' classic tale of family tragedy.

Verne Windham talks to Dr. Matthew Potter, author of "The Curious History of the Limerick" and Curator of the Limerick Museum, about the Piano Academy of Ireland's 11th National Piano Festival and Limerick Writing Contest.

The limerick contest is open to anyone in the world online at http://www.pianoacademy.ie, but the deadline is Friday, March 5.

Stage Left Theater's Alone Together series opens with Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's "An Iliad," directed by Susan Hardie, and starring Robert Tombari. Verne Windham talks to Susan about this adaptation of Homer's epic and bringing artists and audiences together in this socially distant time.

Verne Windham talks to Jake Schaefer (Director) and Patrick McHenry-Kroetch (Scrooge) of Spokane Civic Theatre about the challenges and triumphs of performing Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in 2020.  

The radio drama will be aired on KPBX on Sunday, December 20th, at 4 PM, on Thursday December 24th, at 2 PM, and again on December 25th at 12 PM.

Suzanne Ostersmith, Director of Dance at Gonzaga University, talks with Verne Windham about meeting the challenges of the pandemic. The Gonzaga Ballet Ensemble will present a virtual concert, featuring choreography by Kyle Davis, Principal Dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, on Saturday, November 14th, at 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Visit http://www.linktr.ee/GUTheatreDance for links to stream the performance on different platforms.

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.    

Yvette Kraft

Violinist Yvette Kraft joins Verne Windham for a performance of Ysaye's Violin Sonata #4 in E and a conversation.

Yvette Kraft

Violinist Yvette Kraft joins Verne Windham for a performance of Ysaye's Violin Sonata #4 in E and a conversation.

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 presents an encore presentation of guitarist Katie Holmes's visit to the studio on May 13, 2014.

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.

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