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California Symphony Fall Season - Peter Robinson - SF Mime Troupe: The Case of the Wrinkled Egg

Lawton Lovely - SFMT

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe talks with California Symphony’s Music Director Donato Cabrera and Concertmaster Jennifer Cho, about the orchestra’s fall video concert series, called Second Saturdays @ California SymphonyPeter Robinson talks poetry; and we raise the virtual curtain of Open Air’s Corona Radio Theater for Episode 5 of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s summer podcast series Tales of the Resistance.  

The fifth installment of Tales of the Resistance, a nine-part series of original political comedy radio plays by the San Francisco Mime Troupe is called Jade for Hire! - The Case of the Wrinkled Egg, brought to you Detective Noir style… 

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We talk with California Symphony’s Music Director Donato Cabrera and Concertmaster Jennifer Cho, about the orchestra’s fall video concert series, called Second Saturdays @ California Symphony.  Violinist Robyn Bollinger joins the conversation. 

Starting September 12, the California Symphony continues its mission to program a range of classical music spanning centuries, with a special focus on American repertoire and works by minority and living composers.

This includes the Cal Symphony’s first female Young American Composer in Residence Katherine Balch, Cuban-born American Paquito D'Rivera, early 20th century Black English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and American composers Caroline Shaw (the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013), Allison Loggins-Hull, and Joshua Roman

Each hour-long presentation will feature a guest artist and/or local California Symphony musicians in performance as well as pre-concert conversations between the artists and Maestro Cabrera held online 30 minutes before each program premieres.

Performances are on September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12 at 7pm. The concerts will simultaneously be broadcast on Walnut Creek’s local public access TV channel and online. 

Plus, Open Air’s regular contributor and critic at large, Peter Robinson, invites listeners to ‘Put a little Poetry in your life’. 

He recites verses from some of his favorite poems from authors including T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Walter de la Mere and Robert Service. And he offers a book review of Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within. Stephen Fry believes that if one can speak and read English, one can write poetry. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, 3 September at 1pm. Archived at this location afterwards. Listen now or anytime…