Verne Windham

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.

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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Celebrated cellist Lynn Harrell passed away April 27th. Verne remembers the musician with an excerpt from his 2017 interview and visit to the studio.

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Mateusz Kowalski will play classical guitar in the second concert of the 2019-2020 concert series for Friends of the Guitar Hour. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day, February 14, at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center in Post Falls, Idaho.

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Midori, a Japanese-born American violinist, will perform works by Tchaikovsky and Schumann with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. 

She made her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 as a surprise guest soloist at the New Year's Eve Gala in 1982. She has been a leading concert violinist for over 35 years, as well as a noted global cultural ambassador and a dedicated music educator.

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Spokane Symphony's Masterworks 6 celebrates Valentine's Day with works by Debussy, Ravel, and Tomasi. James Lowe, Music Director, and trumpeter Allen Vizzutti visit the studio to discuss the program and perform a preview.

Masterworks 6 will be performed Saturday, February 8, at 8 PM, and Sunday, February 9, at 3 PM. For tickets and more information, visit https://spokanesymphony.org/concerts-tickets/masterworks-6-music-for-valentines-day.

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Jack Delehanty, Director of Gonzaga Theatre's production "Dancing at Lughnasa," visits the studio to discuss the play. Also in the studio are musician James Hunter of the band Floating Crowbar, actors Molly Quillin, Molly Henderson, and Brett Bean, and stage manager Freja Jarvegren-Uecker.

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Whitworth University Music Department's production of Handel's "Alcina" will be performed this month. Director Scott David Miller, Music Director Scott Rednour, and student vocalists Veronica Scafidi (Alcina), Chloe Millard (Morgana), and Kaitlyn Atchison (Bradamante) visit the studio with a preview and discussion.

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Lake City Playhouse opens 2020 with a production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Fun Home," based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Brooke Wood, the show's director, visits the studio with a preview and discussion of the show. Also in the studio are the three actors who play Alison at various stages of her life: Ruby Krajic (young Alison), Olivia Davies (young adult Alison), and Ann Benson (adult Alison).

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Spokane Youth Ballet recently received a SAGA grant to fund a special project to promote dance and dance education. The result is a new production of the classic ballet, “Peter and the Wolf,” showcasing the choreography of student dancers. Academy of Dance Director Naomi Hanvey, Phaedra Jarret, and young choreographer and dancer Brooke Geffry-Bowler visit the studio to talk more about the purpose and process of the show.

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Stage Left Theater's latest production is Doug Nigro's darkly comic "Mandelstam." Director Doug Dawson visits the studio with actors J.P. O'Shaughnessy (Joseph Stalin) and Sean Behary (Boris Pasternak) to discuss the play and to perform a preview.

"Mandelstam" opens Friday, January 10 at 7:30 PM, and runs through January 26. For tickets and more information, visit https://spokanestageleft.org/.

All this week (the first week of winter), Spokane Public Radio volunteers and staff are sharing selections from "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

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The Inland Northwest is the home of a new musical production of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," with a libretto by Ed Bryan and music by William Berry. Ed Bryan visits the studio with Jeanne Hardie, the show's director, and actor Bill Garry (Captain Ahab) to discuss the musical and an upcoming trip to the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival in February 2020.

John David Pittman

Mark O'Connor and his family band are on the road with "An Appalachian Christmas," an album and a seasonal tour. He calls in to the studio to talk about the project, the family band, the tour, and the music.

Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" will be performed Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 PM at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. For more information, visit https://www.markoconnor.com/an-appalachian-christmas.

Marco Borggreve

BachFest's Winter Classics 2019 is celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday with a series of concerts highlighting the composer's quartets. In the studio are two members of Ariel Quartet, Jan Gruning (viola) and Gershon Gerchikov (violin), to discuss their upcoming performances and the music.

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