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This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Kevin Vance talks with actor Francis Jue (pictured) and Executive Director Phil Santora about the new production of the quirky comedy The Language Archive, which opens the 50th Anniversary season at Tony Award-winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

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This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance has an unexpected visit from radio veteran Bob Edwards to discuss his latest venture: podcasting. Violinist and recipient of the 2016 Jeffrey Thomas Award, Tatiana Chulochnikova stops by to talk about her upcoming performances with the American Bach Soloists, and she also plays a Toccata by Bach, live in the studio. We hear about the Palo Alto Player’s production of Arthur Miller’s play ‘Death of a Salesman’ from director Kristen Lo and actor Tim Farrel, who plays Willy Loman. Critic at large Peter Robinson talks about the play ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’, currently at ACT in San Francisco. And: long time contributor Dianne Keogh says goodbye…

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance. Heard live on 21 January 2016. Listen now or anytime…

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe is back to talk to Julia Rhoads, founder and artistic director of Lucky Plush Productions, about 'The Queue', a performance that is equal parts dance and theater, this weekend at ODC in San Francisco. Also, a rehearsal visit with the American Bach Soloists and their production of Marin Marais's opera "Sémélé" from 1709, performed for the first time outside of Europe at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music this weekend, as part of the ABS Festival & Academy; Robert Cole, president of the San Francisco Early Music Society shares details about the Society's upcoming 40th anniversary concert season; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh updates us on happenings on the Peninsula. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, August 13; listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance has  conversations with Jeffrey Thomas, Music Director of the American Bach Soloists, about the ABS Festival & Academy from August 7-16 at the SF Conservatory of Music, and including the first complete performances in North-America of the opera Semele by French composer Marin Marais (1656 – 1728). Also with cellist Hannah Addario-Berry, who joins us in the studio to discuss her upcoming Scordatura Project, for which she commissioned four young composers to write a new piece for solo cello in response to one of the most important works in the solo cello repertoire: Zoltan Kodaly's seminal Sonata for Solo Cello from 1915. Composer Lisa Renee Coons joins her to discuss her composition 'Myth's Daughter', one of the new works. Plus, regular contributor Janos Gereben highlights a number of upcoming and ongoing musical events in the Bay Area. 

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance; heard live on July 30 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.