Coeur d'Alene Symphony

Today we had a wide range of live music in the Spokane Public Radio studio as we were joined by the six winners of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition.  Each artist - a tubist, a cellist, two pianists, a violinist and a vocalist - gave us a brief performance and sat down with Verne to talk about their musical background and experience with the competition.

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This morning, Verne was joined in the studio members of the band Folkinception who played a few tunes and talked about their upcoming performances with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony.  The concerts will be January 20 at 7:30pm and January 21st at 2pm at the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene.

The Coeur d'Alene Symphony will be performing their final set of concerts this weekend, and Verne had a chance to talk with Principal Cellist Mika Hood about her role in this season finale.  The "Realm of Champions" concert features Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Johannes Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6.  Mika is the cello soloist, along with Dr.

Today we put our nice new performance studio to the test with the seven winners of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition.  We had a wide range of winners--including two pianists, two vocalists, and two violinists, and a flutist--play a wide range of repertoire.  Verne talked with each one of them following a short performance.