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Piano Bench: "Songs of Travel"

We welcome baritone (and Sandpoint Conservatory Music Director) John Fitzgerald and pianist (and familiar KPBX presence) Melody Puller for conversation and performance. The piece we'll hear, and one especially relevant these summery days, the Songs of Travel of Ralph Vaughan Williams, setting the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson.

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.