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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with  saxophonist Richard Howell about his new project with choreographer Gregory Dawson, called  Mangaku, August 24 and 25 (both 8pm) at the YBCA Theater in San Francisco. 

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actress Kathleen Chalfant, about the current Berkeley Rep production of “For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday” in which she stars. Also, a conversation with conductor Ming Luke and tenor Brian Thorsett, about the upcoming (June 3-5) Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra’s performance of Britten’s “War Requiem” – Thorsett will also talk about his role in Curious Flight’s production of Mark Blitztein’s “Airborne Symphony”, this coming weekend.  Actor Corey Fischer stops by to discuss his show “Lightning in the Brain” at The Marsh SF, through July 9; and Rob Melrose and Paul Walsh share details about August Strindberg’s “A Dreamplay”, in a new translation at the Cutting Ball Theatre, opening this weekend.

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Today's Local Music: Brian Thorsett

May 10, 2016
Courtesty of Brian Thorsette

Brian Thorsett has been described as having “a deeply moving, resonant, and unblemished voice.”

Thorsett, who has studied at a variety of Bay Area music programs, will be accompanied on piano by Ming Luke, Music Director of the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra.

The performance is a fundraiser for the Chorus & Orchestra, taking place Saturday, May 14, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley. Music starts at 2pm.