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Conductor Susanna Mälkki ~ Saideh Eftekhari ~ Ensemble Archetti ~ Ada and the Memory Machine

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Ada Lovelace (Kathryn Zdan) and Charles Babbage (Kevin Clarke) in Lauren Gunderson’s new play, Ada and the Memory Engine.";

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, who is in her second week as guest conductor of the San Francisco Symphony. Also visiting is Setar player and violinist Saideh Eftekhari, who is participating in the OneBeat Music Festival, this weekend at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. John Dornenburg, Viola da Gamba player and co-founder of Baroque String Ensemble Archetti, shares details about the ensemble’s upcoming concerts for the San Francisco Early Music Society, this weekend in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco. Plus,  playwright Lauren Gunderson swings by to talk about her new play ‘Ada and the Memory Engine’, currently on stage at the Berkeley City Club, and she brings along actress Kathryn Zdan, who plays the lead character.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday 22 October 2015. Listen now or anytime.