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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This week a special Christmas Eve edition of Open Air - host David Latulippe shares part of last week’s concerts presented by the New Century Chamber Orchestra with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, "Holiday Lights", with music by JS Bach, Charles Gounod, traditional carols, and a touch of PDQ Bach, recorded live at the Herbst Theater here in San Francisco on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Due to technical delays around KALW's move to temporary quarters, no panelists or calls tonight.  Moderator Dana Rodriguez instead shared some of his favorite recordings. 

This week's panelists:  author Gerry Nachmann and the San Francisco Chronicle's Leah Garchik, with moderator Dana Rodriguez. 

This week's panelists:  teacher/photographer Pauline Tajchman and San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic Joshua Kosman, with moderator Dana Rodriguez.

This week's panel: author Gerry Nachman and teacher Laury Fischer with moderator Dana Rodriguez.

This week's panelists:  author Gerry Nachman and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik with moderator Dana Rodriguez.

Fall 2016:  

Musicologist Robert Greenberg and the Alexander String Quartet explore "Beethoven - Before & After" to examine some of the ways Beethoven influenced some of the composers that followed him.  (October 3-24)

Then, an encore presentation of Explorations' "Inspiration" season, which examined the connections between contemporary composers and the classic string quartet repertoire.  (October 31 - November 28)

KALW's David Latulippe is host.  Mondays 9-11pm.

Minds Over Matter ~ 11/8/15

Nov 8, 2015

Tonight's panelists are Dana Rodriguez, author Gerry Nachman, and the San Francisco Chronicle's Music Critic Joshua Kosman.

With her the force will be this December once again.  Happy Birthday, Carrie Fisher.

Composer Charles Ives, born this day in 1874.

292th day of 2015, 73 remaining

  • Sunrise: 7:22am
  • Sunset: 6:27pm
  • Moonrise: 1:14pm (29% visible)
  • Moonset: 11:42pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 5:35am/4:18pm
  • Low: 10:15am/11:04pm

Special celebrations today include... 

288th day of 2015, 77 days remain

  • Sunrise: 7:18am
  • Sunset: 6:33pm
  • Moonrise: 9:41am (3% of the waxing moon is visible)
  • Moonset: 8:26pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 1:55am/1:19pm
  • Low: 7:03am/7:07pm

Special Celebrations today around the world...

287th day of 2015, 78 remaining

  • Sunrise: 7:17am
  • Sunset: 6:34pm

New Moon

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 1:13am/12:49pm
  • Low: 6:31am/7:07pm

Special Celebrations today around the world...

Day of Formation of the Tajik Republic - Tajikistan

Founder's Day & Youth Day - Zaire (Democratic Congo)

Petkouden - Bulgaria

279th day of 2015, 86 days remain

278th day of 2015, 87 days remain

  • Sunrise: 7:09am
  • Sunset: 6:47pm
  • Moonrise: 12:30am (50% visible)
  • Moonset: 2:47pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 7:34am/6:30pm
  • Low: 12:14am/12:42pm

Special Celebrations today...

271st day of 2015, 94 remaining

  • Sunrise: 7:03am
  • Sunset: 6:58pm
  • Moonset: 7:38am
  • Moonrise: 7:36pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:01am/12:21pm
  • Low: 5:47am/6:19pm


Almanac ~ 9-28-15

Sep 27, 2015

  • Sunrise: 7:03am
  • Sunset: 6:58pm
  • Moonset: 7:38am
  • Moonrise: 7:36pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:01am/12:21pm
  • Low:  5:47am/6:19pm

On this day in:

1066 - England was invaded by William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne.


Jim Norrena

  This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Patricia Milton and composer Caroline Altman about their original musical comedy “Moments of Truth,” being staged by 3Girls Theatre Company;  Mugwumpin co-founders Christopher White and Joe Estlack talk about their two-man take-down of the Hollywood disaster film genre at the Intersection for the Arts - "Blockbuster Season;" Smuin Ballet's Artistic Director Celia Fushille shares details about the dance company’s new season; and Ann Randolph talks about her acclaimed solo show “Loveland,” which returns to The Marsh.  Plus, arts contributor Dianne Keogh with an update on cultural offerings on the peninsula.  

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on September 24, 2015 at 1pm. Listen now orr anytime...

This week moderator Dana Rodriguez and his regular cast of characters:  the San Francisco Chronicle's Leah Garchik and author Gerry Nachmann. 

Minds Over Matter ~ 9/13/15

Sep 13, 2015

Moderator Dana Rodriguez this week with panelists Gerry Nachman & Laury Fischer.


On this week's Open Air, you’ll learn about the Opera San Jose performances of “Tosca” from conductor Joseph Marcheso; pianist Keith Porter-Snell talks about his collaboration with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony this Saturday; and a live performance by flutist/electronicist  Daniel Riera, appearing Saturday at the Red Poppy Art House.  

Plus, Peter Robinson shares a film review and has Shakespeare suggestions for the waning days of summer. Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 1pm. Listen anytime...

 On this week's Open Air, you'll hear about the Hillbarn Theatre's production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" from actors David Blackburn and Tracy Chiappone; and about the new seasons of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble and the Aurora Theatre, which opens its season with the Bay Area Premiere of Marisa Wegrzyn's Mud Blue Sky - we'll hear from the three female leads who star as flight attendants in the production, Rebecca Dines, Jamie Jones, and Laura Jane Bailey. Also, a live studio performance from Brenden Guy and the On Found Sound String Quartet, prior to their Saturday appearance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week's panel:  moderator Dana Rodriguez with author Gerry Nachman, and San Francisco Chronicle writer Steve Rubenstein.

This week, you'll hear about the Central Works-commissioned musical "Project Ahab, or Eye of the Whale" from creators Gary Graves, Ben Euphrat, and John Patrick Moore; conductor Robert Geary talks about the 10th Golden Gate International Children's & Youth Choral Festival; SF Symphony Principal Trumpet Mark Inouye gets jazzy for Summer and the Symphony; plus a visit with Dave Dobrusky, the music director of SF Playhouse's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, 7/9/15 at 1pm. Listen now anytime... 

You’ll hear about the summer offerings from the SF Mime Troupe from the composer of the music to this year's theme of "Freedomland," Ira Marlowe.  Details about “Fiddler on the Roof” at Berkeley Playhouse from director Jon Tracy; plus Bay Area theater-makers Mark Jackson and Megan Trout talk about “Now for Now” at Z Below, which brings together elements of theater, dance, and technology; and SAFEhouse Executive Director Joe Landini talks about SAFEhouse Arts’ eighth annual Su

This week, an update from the final days of Frameline39 from Executive Director Frances Wallace, joined by filmmaker Jack Walsh; a visit with superstar soprano Nina Stemme, who will sing Leonore in the San Francisco Symphony concert performances of "Fidelio;" summer musical offerings in Jack London State Park via Stephen Stubbins, one of the founders of the Transcendence Theatre Company; and Peter Robinson offers suggestions for summer reading on land, sea, and air.  Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday 6/25/15 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week, violinist David Harrington shares details about a three-day festival of concerts that Kronos Quartet  & Kronos Performing Arts Association is presenting in honor of composer Terry Riley’s 80th birthday next week, which will feature four world premieres; Sarah Cahill shares details about her special piano tribute to Terry Riley this Friday as well; Peter Stein, Senior Programmer for Frameline talk about this week’s screenings for Frameline39: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival; and pianist Jonathan Biss talks about Beethoven.  He’s performing with the San Francisco Symphony this week as the symphony closes its season with a massive Beethoven festival.  Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, 6/18/15 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

167th day of 2015, 198 remaining           

  • Sunrise: 5:47am   
  • Sunset: 8:34pm
  • Moonrise: 6:10am, 0% visible, New Moon
  • Moonset: 8:40pm

Tides at the Golden Gate  

  • High: 1:57pm       
  • Low: 6:07am/5:53pm

Special Celebrations today…


Youth Day - South Africa

166th day of 2015, 199 remaining

  • Sunrise: 5:47am
  • Sunset: 8:33pm
  • Moonrise: 5:19am, 3% visible, New Moon tomorrow & Wednesday
  • Moonset: 7:45pm

Tides at the Golden Gate

  • High: 12:28pm/11:20pm
  • Low: 5:24am/5:04pm

Special Celebrations today…

This week, San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and conductor Nicola Luisotti talk about the World Premiere of the SF Opera co-commissioned opera “Two Women;” Steven Haines, Executive Director for Stern Grove Festival will be joined in studio by Grammy winning Christian Tumalan, director of Pacific Mambo Orchestra; the Real Vocal String Quartet returns for a live studio visit ; and Peter Robinson shares cinema reviews.  Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, 6/11/15 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...