kitka http://kalw.org en Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" http://kalw.org/post/kitka-sings-hidden-poems-sophia-parnok-russias-sappho <div><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><strong>Uncovering a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age</strong>. As Russia continues its anti-gay crackdown, Oakland-based women’s chorus Kitka performs "<a data-mce-="" href="http://www.outinthebay.org/wp-admin/kitka.org"><em>I will remember everything</em></a>," a world premiere of a cappella music that gives voice to poems by Sophia Parnok, a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age a century ago.&nbsp; Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” <em>Out in the Bay</em>'s Eric Jansen and Nora Elmeligy stopped by Kitka's rehearsal Monday night to capture some of the sumptuous music being prepared for the June 20-22 premiere, and to speak with Kitka director and singer Shira Cion and composer Eric Banks, who translated Parnok’s poems and set them to music, about their inspiration for this concert.&nbsp; Broadcast: <strong>7pm PDT Thursday, June 12</strong>, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM SF Bay Area.<em> [photo: Myles Boisen] Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:38:00 +0000 Eric Jansen 45056 at http://kalw.org Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" Kitka ~ Golden Girls LIVE ~ Pal Joey ~ Murderous Little World http://kalw.org/post/kitka-golden-girls-live-pal-joey-murderous-little-world <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 16px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: 13.6px">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 16px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: 13.6px">This week on <EM>Open Air</EM>, KALW’s weekly magazine of arts and cultural events, host David Latulippe&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 16px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: 13.6px">talks with members of the women’s vocal ensemble Kitka; with Greg MacKellan, the artistic director of </SPAN><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 16px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb Tue, 27 Nov 2012 01:42:06 +0000 David Latulippe 19839 at http://kalw.org Kitka ~ Golden Girls LIVE ~ Pal Joey ~ Murderous Little World