Arts & Culture

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.

5:45pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Mass Movements: Chris Carlsson and Lisa-Ruth Elliot wrote the book on Critical Mass

Political movements don't have to be shaped by politicians.  In fact, one of the most dynamic movements to shape the way we see our streets started with a group of bicycle riders in San Francisco who simply wanted to be seen.

It's a gathering that's come to be known as "Critical Mass."  Tomorrow night, hundreds, if not thousands, of cyclists from around the world will come together to take over the city's streets and celebrate the event's 20th anniversary.

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4:40pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

East Bay Express: Wine country, in the City

The East Bay has been experiencing something of a wine boom over the past decade or so and the East Bay Express devotes this week’s edition to exploring it in the Taste Edition. There are now at least 25 wineries in East Bay cities. Ellen Cushing wrote about them and their history. She spoke with KALW’s Holly Kernan about wine culture in the East Bay.

Listen to the interview above.

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