Verne Windham

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.

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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/.  

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/.

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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.

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