ragnar bohlin

Austin Forbord Rapt Productions

This week on Open Air, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Pianists-composers Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta about their upcoming concerts with original and repertoire compositions for two pianos, in Oakland and San Francisco. Aerial choreographer Jo Kreiter stops by to share details about “Grace and Delia are Gone”, a site-specific work by Flyaway productions, created for the Firehouse at Fort Mason, which explores the topic of violence against women through the lens of murder ballads. Choral conductor Ragnar Bohlin discusses ‘Immortal Fire’, a concert program by Cappella SF which includes works by Bach, Britten, and a world premiere by Mark Volkert. Plus, conductor and trumpeter Chad Goodman and composer Aaron Gervais talk about the Elevate Ensemble’s season-opener ‘Stravinsky: Reconstructed’, which breaks down and rebuilds Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Octet for Wind Instruments’. 

Open Air with guest host Peter Robinson. Heard live on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…

Alyssa Kapnik

Twice a year the San Francisco Symphony hosts workshops called “Sing Out Davies”, as part of the symphony's Community of Music Makers program. For one evening, singers from around the Bay Area come together to make music as one.  KALW's Alyssa Kapnik stood among them for a recent workshop and brought back their impressions of what it's like to be an ordinary person in such an extraordinary experience.