Arts Alive October 27th at 8AM: A Late Quartet, Opera Buffs, MOLAA
First of all, thank you to everyone who made a contribution to KUSC during our Fall Membership Drive. As we say over and over during the drive, the lion's share of our budget comes from listener contributions. We can bring you beautiful music and a look at the arts community because of YOU. So thank you!
This week on Arts Alive, the Around Town arts calendar is a Tour de Organ, the Arts News brings you the latest on several local orchestras, plus these features...
Luis Torres takes Arts Alive to the Museum of Latin American Art for two exhibitions. Lola Álvarez Bravo: The Photography of an Era which draws from a previously unknown archive of the photographer's work to show how, over her long career, she investigated the many faces of photography. The second exhibition is called Sociales: Débora Arango Llega Hoy and takes as its subject the pioneering Columbian visual artist Débora Arango who defied convention and created work during a time of incredible turmoil in her country.
In the new film A Late Quartet, members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and irresistable attraction. The film's stars are a Who's Who of actors with a cult following... Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Reporter Michael Linder talks to A Late Quartet's director Yaron Zilberman about his love of chamber music, Beethoven as a spiritual engine and finding a novel way to tell the story of a family.
The Opera Buffs is a 30-year old, all-volunteer organization that helps young singers find performance opportunities, pay for airfare to a gig, get clothes for an audition or do anything else that helps these burgeoning artists build a career after they've left school. Gail Eichenthal talks to the Buffs' Tracy Cox and Mona Lands about their organization.
Film critic Kenneth Turan reviews Brooklyn Castle, a documentary about a junior high school chess powerhouse, and the complicated epic Cloud Atlas.
ARTS ALIVE AIRS SATURDAYS AT 8AM.
THE SHOW IS AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST AT KUSC.ORG AND ITUNES
AND STREAMS ON STITCHER