Coeur d'Alene Symphony

Sixteen year old Takumi Taguchi is the 2017 Coeur d'Alene Symphony Competition winner, earning the chance to play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the CDA Symphony at the 2017 Labor Day concert.

The Coeur d'Alene Symphony will present Music from Scandinavia featuring soloist Renato (Ron) Fabbro playing the Grieg Piano Concerto.  This morning Fabbro and conductor Jorge Luis Uzcátegui visited the studio to preview the concert which will be on Friday May 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday May 6 at 2pm. .  Dr. Fabbro will also be holding a master class at the Kroc Center at 10am on Saturday, May 6.

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.