KALW-FM, OPEN AIR (SAN FRANCISCO) -- We talk with composer David Shire, who will be visiting San Francisco State University’s College of Liberal & Creative Arts on March 14 and 15, to give master classes, and to coach students in musical theatre, performance, composition, libretto and score. Shire is an Academy Award and two-time Grammy winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominee, who has composed prolifically for the theatre, films, television and recordings.
Some of Shire’s most heralded works will be performed live by the composer himself on piano as well as by the Alexander String Quartet, SF State Brass Ensemble and theatre students. This free concert is on March 15 (7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) at the Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall. Composer and organizer of Shire’s master class and concert, Steve Horowitz, joins the conversation.