Alan talks with conductor Stephane Deneve, who is conducting the San Francisco Symphony this week in a program of music by Roussel, Saint Saens and Stravinsky, and with conductor James Marcheso, who is leading performances of Gounod's "Faust" for Opera San Jose.
KALW's exclusive broadcasts of the Berkeley Symphony continues on Sunday, April 22 at 4pm. Guest conductor Jayce Ogren leads the ensemble with Sarah Cahill as piano soloist for Lou Harrison's "Piano Concerto". Also on the program, the West Coast Premiere of Lei Liang's "Verge" and Sibelius' "Symphony No. 5". Alan Farley hosts, with intermission interviews.
On this week's Open Air, host Alan Farley talks with comedian and social critic Will Durst, who is doing a weekly show at The Marsh called “Elect to Laugh” now through Election Day. He'll also visit with Michael Strunsky, the head of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts, to talk about “The Man That Got Away: Ira After George”, the new musical revue opening at the JCCSF. Thursday at 1pm.
Alan talks with Mike Strunsky, the head of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts, about the exhibit "Treasures of the Gershwin Archive" at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and the revue "The Man That Got Away: Ira After Gorge," which plays there this weekend. He also talks with comedian and social critic Will Durst, who is performing his show "Elect to Laugh" at the Marsh in San Francisco weekly until the election.
Alan talks with Margaret Schaefer, who has produced a new translation of Schnitzler's "Anatol" for the Aurora Theatre, and with actress Delia MacDougall, who plays all the women in the production. He also talks with performer Marilyn Pittman about her one-woman show, "It's All the Rage,"which she is playing at The Marsh in San Francisco.