David Latulippe

Announcer, Arts & Cultural Host

David Latulippe is a voice actor as well as 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 Roundtable Pizza, RadioShack, Yahoo! and the Marin Dreamhouse Raffle, among others.

For KALW, David is an announcer and administrator and was co-founding producer of Out in the Bay.  He has hosted and produced From the Conservatory, Music from Mills, and Music at Menlo, and is principal guest host for Then & Now.  He is currently host of Open Air, Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts.

David lives in San Francisco with his partner of 25 years, Ronn Seely, and a ceaselessly entertaining cat named Midge.  Visit his website.



Wed March 5, 2014
Open Air ~ 3/6/14 at 1pm

Tipped & Tipsy ~ Crystal Springs ~ Contra Costa Wind Sympony ~ Music Picks for March

Jill Vice is "Tipped & Tipsy" at The Marsh
Christina McNeill

Open Air with David Latulippe, March 6, 2014.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Bay Area playwright Kathy Rucker about her new play Crystal Springs, which will receive its world premiere at the Eureka Theatre this month, and deals with the challenges of parenting in the digital age; Music Director and Conductor Duane Carroll shares details about the Contra Costa Wind Symphony’s upcoming Spring Concert titled Mountains & Canyons; solo performer Jill Vice discusses her “Best of Fringe” award-winning show, Tipped & Tipsy, currently running at The Marsh SF; and San Francisco Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month of March.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday March 6, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


Thu February 27, 2014
Open Air ~ 2/27/14 at 1pm

Choral Superlatives ~ Little Shop of Horrors ~ It's Oscar Time

Seymour (Adam Cotugno) and Audrey (Adrienne Walters) find their plant shop is suddenly popular, in the Foothill Theatre production of "Little Shop of Horrors"

Open Air with David Latulippe, February 27, 2014.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Paul Flight, Artistic Director of The California Bach Society about their upcoming concerts with 'German Cantatas circa 1700'. Also, Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, discusses the chorus’s collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony and MTT for Mahler's Third Symphony and the upcoming staged performance of Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde; Bay Area actor/director Milissa Carey talks about her directing role for the Foothill Music Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors, and regular contributor and critic-at-large Peter Robinson shares his Oscar picks and insight on how the ultimate selection process works.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast live on Feb 27, 2014 at 1pm.


Thu February 20, 2014
Open Air ~ 2/20/14 at 1pm

Paula West ~ SFArtsED ~ The Bengsons ~ Feisty Old Jew

Chanteuse Paula West
SF Chronicle

Open Air with host David Latulippe; February 20, 2014.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with SFArtsED artistic director, Emily Keeler about the young cast involved in the upcoming production of L'il Abner at the Eureka Theatre; jazz vocalist Paula West shares details about her gig at Feinstein’s at the Nikko; Lisa Steindler, Artistic Director of Z Space talks about  the world premiere of Hundred Days, a folk rock odyssey conceived and composed by The Bengsons; and San Francisco playwright and performer Charlie Varon talks about his solo comedy show ‘Feisty Old Jew’ at The Marsh SFOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on February 20, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.


Tue February 18, 2014
KALW Almanac

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Louis Comfort Tiffany's Birthday today

49th Day of 2014 / 316 Remaining

Sunrise: 6:56am / Sunset: 5:52pm

Moon Rise: 9:46pm / Moon Set: 8:36am

Moon’s Phase: 92 %

Tides at the Golden Gate

High - 1:33am/1:29pm

Low - 7:17am/7:17pm

Special Celebrations today...

Independence Day – Gambia

Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day (see 1930)

National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

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Thu February 13, 2014
Open Air ~ 2/13/14 at 1pm

Dance Lightly ~ Speak Easy ~ Fiddle Fiercely ~ Valentine's Day

Violinist Simone Lamsma

Open Air with David Latulippe; February 13, 2014...

This week on Open Air with David Latulippe, Laura Elaine Ellis and Kendra Kimbrough Barnes talk about the month-long celebration of the Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now, now in its 10th year; Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma shares details about her appearance this week with the San Francisco Symphony, where she plays the Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957); we’ll learn from producer Geoffrey Nolan and actors Will Trichon and Ted Zoldan about The Speakeasy, a Boxcar Theatre production at an 'undisclosed location', which recreates an authentic Prohibition-era saloon; and regular contributor Peter Robinson offers his thoughts on Valentine’s Day. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on February 13, 2014 at 1pm.