On Open Air this week, host Alan Farley talks with composer/bassist Shinji Eshima about "Raku", his score for the San Francisco Ballet. Plus, the conclusion of a conversation with composer/conductor Carl Davis about his music for the epic silent film, "Napoleon".
Alan talks with composer Shinji Eshima about his score for Yuri Possokhov's "RAkU" for the San Francisco Ballet, and he concludes his conversation with composer/conductor Carl Davis, who created the score for Abel Gance's silent masterpiece "Napoleon."
On this week's Open Air, host Alan Farley talks with conductor/composer Carl Davis, who has created the score for the upcoming showings of Abel Gance’s epic silent film, Napoleon, which will be screened at the Paramount in Oakland this weekend as part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Alan also visits with members of Musiaque, a group of musical peacemakers from the Middle East. Thursday at 1pm.
Alan talks with composer and conductor Carl Davis about his score for Abel Gance's silent masterpiece, "Napoleon," which he is conducting for screenings of the epic for the next two weekends at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.
Friday at 10pm Alan Farley continues his series of programs on the lyrics of Ira Gershwin with Gershwin biographer Philip Furia. This week, they conclude their look at "The Firebrand of Florence," the musical based on the life of Benvenuto Cellini that Ira wrote with Kurt Weill. They also discuss "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim," the film for which Ira wrote lyrics to music by his late brother George. (Voicebox returns next week.)
Pictured: Earl Wrightson as Cellini, with Beverly Tyler, from the 1944 Broadway production of "The Firebrand of Florence".