Howard Hersh / "Shadowlands" / "Life of Pi"

Howard Hersh You'll meet Nevada County composer Howard Hersh. Two of his works will soon have their world premieres. You'll learn about his creative process and hear clips from the two works.

Howard Hersh's "Flex" gets its world premieres by the Sacramento Chamber Music Society at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27th at Bet Haverim Synagogue, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis; and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28th at Capistrano Hall, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 443-2908.

Hersh's "Let Evening Come" gets its world premieres by Volti San Francisco at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8th at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4th at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St., San Francisco. Information: (415) 771-3352.

"Shadowlands" You'll learn about the Volcano Theatre Company’s Cobblestone Theatre and hear a scene from its latest production, "Shadowlands." It’s based on the life of C.S. Lewis.

Volcano Theatre Company presents "Shadowlands" through Nov. 10th at the Cobblestone Theatre, Volcano. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Information: (209) 223-0633.

"Life of Pi"  Author Yann Martel and illustrator Tomislav Torjanac are speaking tonight at California Lectures. Today on Insight, Martel tells you about the inspiration behind his acclaimed novel "Life of Pi" and why he held a contest to find the perfect illustrator for his book.

Yann Martel with Tomislav Torjanac speaks at 7:30 p.m. today at The Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 737-1300.


Hosted by KXJZ's Martin Jenkins.


Insight was not heard Tues., Oct. 23rd to allow for an American Radio Works special "Put to the Test," about the impact on education of the No Child Left Behind law. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2007