On the Air: Cy and Matias' Do List Picks for Sept. 29, 2017

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Elissa Beth Stebbins as Myrna and Myra in Cutting Ball's production of 'The Mineola Twins.' (Photo: Liz Olson/Cutting Ball)

The cat is back, but thanks to the mice (Suzie Racho and Gabe Meline) for filling in last week. Also thanks to Cal Performances Director Matias Tarnopolsky for joining me this week as co-host. Listen to the show (with all the podcast extras) above, and click on the links below for more details on the this week's picks.

Sept. 28–Oct. 1: Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the  San Francisco Symphony in Berlioz's  Symphonie Fantastique.

Oct. 5: The Berkeley Symphony welcomes back Music Director Joana Carneiro for a concert featuring a world premiere by a talented young Australian composer.

Sept. 28–Oct. 29: The Cutting Ball Theater revives Paula Vogel's The Mineola Twins, a timely comedy about the rise of radical politics and feminism from the age of Eisenhower through the first Bush.

Oct. 4–8: The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra presents that rarest of classical hat tricks, a new piece for baroque orchestra, the U.S. premiere of Sally Beamish's The Judas Passion.


Oct. 5: Myra Melford is a relentlessly creative pianist and educator with a gig at the Red Poppy Art House.

Oct. 4–8: Renaissance troubadour Billy Bragg is on a book tour for Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World, his tribute to the roots of British rock.

Oct. 9–11: Loudon Wainwright is another terrific singer-songwriter out with a book, this one a memoir about his philandering ways.

The Do List team of Cy Musiker and Matias Tarnopolsky
The Do List team of Cy Musiker and Matias Tarnopolsky (Photo: Chloe Veltman/KQED)