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Scheherazade, Hitchcock, Herrmann, and Halloween
This week, host David Latulippe talks with Rosanna Gamson, creator of 'Layla Means Night', a provocative new work based on the Scheherazade legend that creates a Middle Eastern haunted house over all three floors of ODC Theater. The original score is created by Persian master musicians Houman Pourmehdi and Pirayeh Pourafar, who will be performing live in the studio, together with singer Alireza Shahmohammadi. Plus, conductor Joshua Gersen and producer and journalist Steven C. Smith, who is an expert on film composer Bernard Herrmann, discuss live performances by the San Francisco Symphony accompanying classic Hitchcock films. And Peter Robinson offers some background on the Halloween holiday and traditions. Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday October 31 -Halloween- at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.