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Jo Kreiter

Austin Forbord Rapt Productions

This week on Open Air, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Pianists-composers Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta about their upcoming concerts with original and repertoire compositions for two pianos, in Oakland and San Francisco. Aerial choreographer Jo Kreiter stops by to share details about “Grace and Delia are Gone”, a site-specific work by Flyaway productions, created for the Firehouse at Fort Mason, which explores the topic of violence against women through the lens of murder ballads. Choral conductor Ragnar Bohlin discusses ‘Immortal Fire’, a concert program by Cappella SF which includes works by Bach, Britten, and a world premiere by Mark Volkert. Plus, conductor and trumpeter Chad Goodman and composer Aaron Gervais talk about the Elevate Ensemble’s season-opener ‘Stravinsky: Reconstructed’, which breaks down and rebuilds Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Octet for Wind Instruments’. 

Open Air with guest host Peter Robinson. Heard live on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Isadora Duncan Dance Award winning choreographer Jo Kreiter chose this song because it showcases some powerful female voices voices in bay area hip-hop.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to soprano Susanna Phillips, who will sing Barber’s 'Knoxville’ with the SF Symphony Orchestra this week. Aerial dance maker Jo Kreiter discusses the world premiere of her choreography 'Needles to Thread: Dancing Along These Lines in Continuum Alley’, the third and final installment in a trilogy about urban poverty. Translator and theater director Michelle Haner discusses FoolsFURY’s North American premiere of 'The Unheard of World', a dark and eccentric fantasy by celebrated French playwright Fabrice Melquiot. She is joined in the studio by composer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Cantrell who wrote the musical score for the play. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson enlightens us with a few film reviews.

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

Flyaway Productions

Choreographer Jo Kreiter is the artistic director of Flyaway Productions, an aerial dance company that's performed on a chandelier on fire, an umbrella, and a construction site. Their latest performance tackles the issue of wage security for women in the garment industry.

Courtesy of Flyaway Productions

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, our guest is Jo Kreiter, artistic director of Flyaway Productions.