The Cal Phil is starting a new monthly segment where listeners can dive deep into the beautiful monologues given by Maestro Dr. Vener. These segments will be incredibly insightful, rich with history, and - of course - filled with Maestro Dr. Vener anecdotes. Our first segment will be led by David Wiener who will be interviewing Dr. Vener on specific pieces accompanied by our YouTube videos of each concert.

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DAVID WIENER is a playwright with a Minor in Music from the University of California. He has had over 90 productions in the U.S., England, India, Australia, Wales, Ireland, and Mexico. After completing a Literary Internship at La Jolla Playhouse, he worked as their Dramaturgy Associate during the 07/08 season.

David has been a Board Member of Horton Plaza Theatres Foundation and has been involved as performing arts advisor/developer at several nonprofit arts organizations, including the San Diego Shakespeare Society.

Publication credits include cover and feature articles in American Cinematographer,Producers Guild Journal, Cahiers du Cinema, The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, California Magazine and a book on Hollywood stunt performers: Burns, Falls, and Crashes (McFarland Press, 1996, Entertainment Book of the Month Club selection).