Update, 2/28/13: Bill Bennett collapsed on stage during the final performance of the Strauss "Oboe Concerto" on Saturday. It is with a heavy, heavy, heart that I now report his passing, as announced by the San Francisco Symphony. -David (My talk with him happens at @45min into the linked audio of Open Air from 2/21/13.)
On this week's Valentine Edition of Open Air, host David Latulippe ignores the "holiday" completely while talking to pianist Stephen Hough, who is performing Liszt with the San Francisco Symphony this week, but broaches the subject with comedian Kurt Bodden, and gets some historical and literary background about valentines from our regular contributor, critic Peter Robinson.
Originally broadcast on Thursday, February 14 at 1pm.
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Host David Latulippe talks with playwright Anthony Clarvoe of the Aurora Theatre who talks about the World Premiere of his play “Our Practical Heaven,” and Jeanne Johnson of the early music ensemble “Music of the Spheres” shares details about their upcoming concerts, which are being billed as a “Valentine from the French Baroque.” Violin soloist James Ehnes talks about his SF Symphony performances of Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole, and the superiority of the SF Symphony is extolled (vs.
KALW continues its exclusive partnership with the Berkeley Symphony for a broadcast that was recorded in Zellerbach Hall in December, dedicated to longtime KALW host, Alan Farley. Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the symphony in Robert Schumann's "Symphony No.2," Gyorgi Ligeti's "Piano Concerto," with Shai Wosner as soloist, and the World Premiere of Berkeley native Dylan Mattingly's "Invisible Skyline." David Latulippe hosts the broadcast. Sunday at 4pm; Monday at 9pm.