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Mothership (Part II) @ PUSHfest ~ Bernstein Centennial @ SF Symphony ~ Italian Film Festival Marin

Matt Haber
The PUSH Dance Company presents the world premiere of Mothership (Part II) by artistic director Raissa Simpson, this weekend at ODC Theater in San Francisco…";

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with multi-disciplinary choreographer Raissa Simpson, founder and artistic director of the San Francisco-based PUSH Dance Company, about the upcoming edition of PUSHfest, a mixed genre showcase of dance works by mid-career to emerging choreographers, September 22-24 at ODC Theater in San Francisco.

This new season of PUSHfest features three world premieres, including Mothership (Part II) by artistic director Raissa Simpson, and new works by Mary Carbonara, Kao Vey Saephanh and Katerina Wong.

From San Francisco Symphony’s season-long celebration of the 100th birthday of composer Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), we meet with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and bass-baritone Ryan McKinney, who are performing in this weekend’s ‘Bernstein Centennial’ concert. On the program: ‘Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs’; ‘Chichester Psalms’; ‘Arias and Barcarolles’; and the Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story’.

Plus, we talk with Lido Cantarutti, director and programmer of the Italian Film Festival of Marin County, which opens this weekend at the Showcase Theatre in San Rafael and runs through November 4.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, September 21 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…