Spark visits with some of the Bay Area's most accomplished and daring performers.
First, skate along the cutting edge with Berkeley Symphony Orchestra's conductor Kent Nagano, who works with young composer Naomi Sekiya on her concerto for two guitars.
Then, travel from first draft to finished production with veteran playwright John O'Keefe as he mines the politics of the personal.
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Visit with Berkeley Symphony Orchestra conductor Kent Nagano and rising young star Naomi Sekiya.
Go from first draft to final rehearsals with veteran playwright John O'Keefe for the world premiere his "Queer Theory" at Cinnabar Theater.
Catch up with choreographer Robert Moses and the young poets of Youth Speaks.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.