Arts & Culture

5:46pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Squeezebox Stories: Vince Cirelli, accordion repairman

The accordion has been recognized as the San Francisco’s official instrument. Back in the early part of the 20th century, San Francisco’s North Beach was a Mecca of accordion building (and playing) in the United States.

Vince Cirelli was an Italian American accordion repairman in his 90s, and Skyler Fell, a woman in her early 30s, was his apprentice. Tattooed, pierced, and part of the “steam punk,” DIY, Burning Man scenes, Fell now owns her own accordion repair shop in San Francisco, where she says an “Accordion Revolution” is happening among people of all ages.

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4:45pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Sierra Ensemble

Today's Local Music: Sierra Ensemble

http://www.sierraensemble.com/Sierra/Welcome.html

Today we're featuring the Sierra Ensemble, a trio of violin, horn and piano. They’ve titled their upcoming concert “From the Bosphorus to the Bay,” because they’ll be performing a world premiere by a Turkish composer, as well as the San Francisco premiere of another piece – and more.

You can hear them this Friday, October 5th, at The Old First Church  on Sacramento Street in San Francisco, starting at 8 pm.

4:09pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Open Air ~ 10/4/12

Paul Dresher ~ Vasily Petrenko ~ Moby Dick

Composer Paul Dresher

On this week's Open Air, host David Latulippe visits with tenor Stephen Costello, who is making his San Francisco Opera debut as Greenhorn in their production of Jake Heggie’s “Moby Dick”, with conductor Vasily Petrenko, who is conducting the San Francisco Symphony this week, with Paul Dresher, who has a premiere with the Berkeley Symphony, and with the Sierra Ensemble, a chamber ensemble that is appearing on the Old First Concerts series this Friday.   Listen anytime here (originally broadcast 10/4/12).

3:23pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Sierra Ensemble

Today's Local Music: Sierra Ensemble

Today we are featuring the Sierra Ensemble, a trio of violin, horn and piano. They have titled their upcoming concert “From the Bosphorus to the Bay,” because they’ll be performing a world premiere by a Turkish composer, as well as the San Francisco premiere of another piece, among others.

You can hear them this Friday, October 5th, at The Old First Church on Sacramento Street in San Francisco, starting at 8 pm. 

12:03pm

Mon October 1, 2012
Explorations in Music

Exploring Franz Schubert

Robert Greenberg and the Alexander String Quartet investigate the colorful and tragic life of one of the most prolific composers in the history of western Music, Franz Schubert in this latest KALW collaboration with San Francisco Performances.   David Latulippe is your host.   Concludes Monday 5/27 at 9pm.

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