Philip Glass

10:46am

Thu October 17, 2013
Out in the Bay ~ 10/17/13 ~ 7pm

'Hate Speech' - for Piano and Audience Cell Phones

Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen talks with New York pianist, activist and “modern music evangelist” Adam Tendler. His composition "Hate Speech," for piano and audience cell phones, has its West Coast premiere this Saturday. It’s a protest piece dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard, with whispered words culled from a Tea Party politician's Facebook page. Adam Tendler performs "Hate Speech" and other pieces Saturday night in Modern Piano Lineages, a concert at San Francisco's Center for New Music with KALW Revolutions Per Minute host Sarah Cahill.

Adam joined Eric live in KALW studios to talk about "Hate Speech," modern music, and his memoir about coming out during his "88x50" piano recital tour of every state in the U.S.A.  And, in an Out in the Bay exclusive, he played live in our studio on a cheap Casio electronic keyboard to demonstrate the intricacies of a rarely-performed Philip Glass composition,"Two Pages," he'll play Saturday. Modern Piano Lineages, featuring Adam Tendler and Sarah Cahill, starts 8pm, Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., San Francisco. Click here for concert info

Big thanks to Virgin America for changing Adam’s flight to SFO without extra fees so that he could be here for Thursday’s interview.

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1:38pm

Fri May 24, 2013
Then And Now Sunday at 8pm

Then And Now

Kevin Vance sitting in for Sarah Cahill, will play guitar music of Fernando Sor, piano music of Robert Schumann, A Mozart string quartet and a Bach Cello suite.  We'll also hear some 20th century music from William Kraft and Philip Glass.