Piano Bench

KPBX: Tuesday 11am-12pm

A mix of live performance with new and classic recordings from our library that shows the great beauty and scope of the world of the piano, its players and the boundless variety of its music.

Piano Technician Ken Eschete came to our KPBX studio to talk about his restoration of the late-1890s Bluthner grand piano that belonged to musicologist and Spokane musical legend, Dr, Hans Moldenhauer. His conversation with Jim Tevenan is illustrated with music of the late Romantic era played on the Bluthner in Ken's shop by two of the top regional pianists, Greg Preseley and Dr. Jody Graves.

Jennifer Slaughter in the KPBX Performance Studio Edit | Remove

KPBX Kids' Concert: The Piano Bench June 24

Jun 24, 2016

The Piano Bench host Jim Tevenan wants kids of all ages to experience the wide variety of the piano, so he put together a special KPBX Kids' Concert on Friday, June 24: From Bach to Brazilian.

Lively, short pieces by some of the region's best pianists showcased different sounds and styles the piano produces. Jim also explored the history of the piano, an amazingly complex musical machine.

The FREE KPBX Kids' Concert took place Friday, June 24 at Noon on the campus of Spokane Community College (SCC) in the Lair auditorium. The summer concerts are possible in part by event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakeries, and Pizza Pipeline.

Ivana Cojbasic stopped by the studio today to play excerpts from her upcoming piano recital.  Ivana is slated to perform this Friday, September 11th at 7:00pm at the Steinway Gallery. The concert is free but RSVP required.  Seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.