David Latulippe

Announcer, Arts & Cultural Host

David Latulippe is host of Open Air, KALW's weekly radio magazine of the performing arts, as well as for Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts.   He has also hosted and produced the radio series From the Conservatory, Music from Mills, and Music at Menlo, and is principal guest host for Revolutions Per Minute. 

In addition to work in radio and voiceover, he is a vocalist, flutist, and piccolo player.  He has been heard in various orchestral and chamber music settings with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, Golden Gate Opera, the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra and the BC Orchestra, and has performed internationally as soloist and with orchestras in Austria, Ireland and Taiwan.  He has also narrated such children’s classics as Peter & the Wolf and Tubby the Tuba.

While living in New York, David was heard on New York City’s signature public radio station, WNYC, as host for news and classical music programs.  He was music consultant to director Mike Nichols, for his HBO productions of Wit and Angels in America.  Recent commercial work include on and off-camera projects for Oracle, Cisco, Roundtable Pizza, RadioShack, Yahoo!, and the Marin Dreamhouse Raffle, among others.

David lives in San Francisco with his partner of 28 years, Ronn Seely, and two ceaselessly entertaining cats named Midge and Steve.  Visit his website.

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In this third concert of the season, Keitaro Herada is guest conductor.

Gabriel Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine

Berkeley Symphony Chorus

Gordon Getty: Joan and the Bells

Lisa Delan, soprano

Lester Lynch, baritone

Berkeley Symphony Chorus

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

(from the February 1, 2018 concert in Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus)

This week, host Dana Rodriguez is joined by technical editor Kira Pace and teacher Laury Fischer.

It's SUPPORT KALW DAY!

Today is Friday, May 18, 2018, the 138th day of the year with 227 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:57am  
  • Sunset: 8:15pm

...giving us 14 hours and 18 minutes of daylight.  7% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 9:06am.

Tonight at 9pm, David Latulippe is your host for the second of four 2017-18 Berkeley Symphony broadcasts on KALW: Gemma New as guest conductor offers the West Coast Premieres of Rene Orth's "Chasing Light" and Anna Clyne's "Abstractions"; plus pianist Conrad Tao plays Rachmaninov's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" and Liszt's "Totentanz." Tune in! (concert from 12/7/17 in Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus)

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined by the San Francisco Chronicle's Music Critic, Joshua Kosman, and teacher Laury Fischer.

It's SUPPORT KALW DAY!

Today is Friday, May 11, 2018, the 131st day of the year with 234 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:03am  
  • Sunset: 8:09pm

...giving us 14 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.  24% of the moon will be visible, setting at 4:13pm.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by attorney Don Chapo and teacher/cinematographer Cameron Shaw.

Today is Friday, May 4, 2018, the 124th day of the year with 241 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:10am  
  • Sunset: 8:03pm

...giving us hours and minutes of daylight.  86% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 9:43am.

Happy Birthday, Empire State Building...standing elegantly since 1931!

 

Today is Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the 121st day of the year with 244 days remaining.

Sunrise: 6:14am  

Sunset: 8:00pm

...giving us 13 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.  99% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 9:50pm

Several callers inquiring about the music I selected tonight prompted me to make this post.  From flutist Alice K. Dade's recording "Living Music - New Chamber Music for Flute" (on the Naxos label, 8.559831) I played "Air" by Aaron Jay Kernis, arranged for flute and string quartet, and "Pavanes and Symmetries" by Dan Coleman.  The rest of the program was given to guitarist Virginia Luque's interpretation of the "Goldberg Variations" by JS Bach (Iberia Productions, IPDC007).

Professor Laury Fischer is guest moderator this week, with cryptographer Jeremy Horwitz and technical editor Kira Pace as additional panelists.

It's Arbor Day...plant a tree today! Today is Friday, April 27, 2018, the 117th day of the year with 248 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 10:46am  
  • Sunset: 11:10pm

...giving us 13 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.  88% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 5:46pm.

It's World Penguin Day! Today is Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the 115th day of the year with 250 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:21am  
  • Sunset: 7:55pm

...giving us 13 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.  70% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 3:37pm.

Host Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by technical editor Kira Pace and educator Laury Fischer.

It's a day to light up...toke 'em if you got 'em...

 

Today is Friday, April 20, 2018, the 110th day of the year with 55 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:27am  
  • Sunset: 7:52pm

...giving us 13 hours and 23 minutes of daylight.  17% of the moon will be visible, rising at 10:17am.

It was a good day in 1970...see below.

 

Today is Tuesday, April 17,  2018, the 107th day of the year with 258 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:32am  
  • Sunset: 7:47pm

...giving us 13 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.  None of the still new moon will be visible, rising in the days ahead.

Jazz great Herbie Mann (1930-2003) born this day in 1930.

 

Today is Monday, April 16, 2018, the 106th day of the year with 59 days remaining.

Sunrise: 6:33am  

Sunset: 7:47pm

...giving us 13 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.  None of the now new moon will be visible, more visible in the days ahead.

 Host Dana Rodriguez is joined by technical editor Kira Pace and teacher Laury Fischer this week, with special panel and listener remembrances of former panelist Gerry Nachman, who passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2018.

San Francisco Chronicle obituary of Gerald Nachman

Leah Garchik's remembrance

Today is Friday, April 13, 2017 the 103rd day of the year with 262 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:37am  
  • Sunset: 7:44pm

...giving us 13 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.  11% of the moon will be visible, setting at 5:29pm.
 

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High:  10:43am/11:20pm
  • Low:  4:37am/4:40pm

 

Sax great Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) born this day.

Today is Friday, April 6,  2018 the 96th day of the year with 269 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:47am  
  • Sunset: 7:37pm

...giving us 12 hours and 50 minutes of daylight.  73% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 11:04am
 

Tides at the Golden Gate

Host Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by attorney Don Chapo and technical editor Kira Pace.

 

Rose Aguilar and her guests discuss journalism that stood out this week.

This week's guests: 

Alex Yablon, reporter at the Trace

Recommended Readings:

The Huffington Post: Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Widow Found Not Guilty Of Aiding Her Husband's Attack

Wired: Why Are New York Taxi Drivers Killing Themselves? 

Birthday boy Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" - see 1987 below.

 

Today is Friday, March 30, 2018, the 89th day of the year with 276 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:58am  
  • Sunset: 7:31pm

...giving us 12 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.  96% of the waxing moon will be visible, risng at 6:55pm.

John Geary became the first mayor of San Francisco on this day in 1850.

 

Today is Friday, March 23, 2018, the 82nd day of the year with 283 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:08am
  • Sunset: 7:24pm

...giving us 12 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.  29% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 11:28am.

Host Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by technical editor Kira Pace and teacher Laury Fischer.

Pictured: the commemorative plaque to Andrew Hallidie in Portsmouth Square. He was born on this day in 1836.

 

Today is Friday, March 16, 2018 the 75th day of the year with 290 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:08am  
  • Sunset: 6:42pm

...giving us 11 hours and 59 minutes of daylight.  3% of the waning moon will be visible (new moon tomorrow).

Host Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by cryptographer Jeremy Horwitz and technical editor Kira Pace.

Leland Stanford, tycoon, robber baron, and former California Governor was born on this day in 1824.

Today is Friday, March 9, 2018, the 68th day of the year with 297 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:30am  
  • Sunset: 6:11pm

...giving us 11 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.  56% of the waning moon will be visible.
 

Tides at the Golden Gate

 

  Rose Aguilar and her guests discuss journalism that stood out this week.

This week's guests: 

Josh Eidelson, labor reporter for Bloomberg News and Businessweek

Noam Scheiber, labor and workplace reporter for the New York Times

Recommended Reading:

Today is Friday, March 2, 2018, the 61st day of the year with 304 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:40am  
  • Sunset: 6:04pm

...giving us 11 hours and 25 minutes of daylight.  99% of the just now waning moon will be visible, rising at 7:08pm.

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