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New Releases: The Passion of Yeshua

We recently featured the Grammy-winning Naxos release, The Passion of Yeshua, a contemporary take on a classic form by American composer Richard Danielpour. Assisting us was conductor JoAnn Falletta, who shared with us her insights on the piece. This is the full interview, with brief musical samples.

After more than 25 years of teaching music, theater and English in San Francisco schools, Jim relocated to Spokane in 1995 to become organist/music director for St. Augustine Parish on the South Hill. Since around 2004, with the help and patience of Verne Windham, he has been able to realize his long-standing dream of doing radio. Jim specializes in classical music, but also can do the occasional jazz show. Jim and his wife, Carol, fill their free time caring for llamas, rabbits and chickens after having watched their two children grow up and leave the nest.