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.



Thu April 24, 2014
Open Air ~ 4/24/14 at 1pm

Poulenc & Weill ~ Dystopian Theater ~ Films for All at SFIFF ~ A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical

Opera Parallele

Open Air with host David Latulippe, 24 April 2014...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe meets Cindy Goldfield, who directs “Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical”, currently playing at Thick House in San Francisco; Nicole Paiement, artistic Director and conductor of Opera Parallèle discusses the melding of Francis Poulenc and Kurt Weill in "Mahagonny Songspiel/Les mamelles de Tirésias"; Programmer Sean Uyehara gives an overview of what the San Francisco International Film Festival has to offer; actors Beth Wilmurt and Michael Ray Wisely talk about their roles in “The Letters” - a suspenseful psychological thriller at the Aurora Theatre; and regular contributor and critic-at-large Peter Robinson stops by with a tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on April 24, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


Fri April 18, 2014
KALW Almanac

Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18, 1906
  • 108th Day of 2014 / 257 Remaining
  • Sunrise 6:30
  • Sunset 7:48
  • Moon Rise 11:37pm
  • Moon Set 9:00am
  • Next Full Moon May 14th @ 12:16pm
  • High Tide 1:48am/3:29pm
  • Low Tide 8:20am/8:14pm
  • Rainfall
  • This Year 12.30
  • Last Year 16.32
  • Avg YTD 22.43

Special Celebrations Today...

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Wed April 16, 2014
LA Theatre Works 4/18 at 9pm

"Abundance" by Beth Henley ~ LA Theatre Works 4/18

“Abundance” by Beth Henley, directed by Gordon House, starring Ed Begley Jr., Gary Cole, Amy Madigan, Steven Weber, and JoBeth Williams.  In the late 1860s, two mail-order brides are preparing to be married off to two very different men.  And as they set out together into the wilds of the Wyoming Territory, their lives become intertwined … for better and for worse.  Full L.A. Theatre Works info here Friday, 4/18/14 at 9pm.


Tue April 15, 2014
Open Air ~ 4/17/14 at 1pm

Dresher Ensemble ~ Jeffrey Siegel ~ Bay Area Dance Week

Open Air with David Latulippe, April 17, 2014...

This week, pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to talk about his latest Keyboard Conversation project:  “The Romanticism of the Russian Soul”; Wayne Hazzard & Dudley Flores share details about Bay Area Dance Week, and Paul Dresher and Amy X Neuberg talk about their upcoming concert at the ODC Theater.  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 4/17/14 at 1pm.


Thu April 10, 2014
Open Air ~ 4/10/14 at 1pm

AXIS Dance ~ SF Wind Ensemble ~Switchboard Music Festival ~ Mobius Guitar Trio Live

AXIS Dance Company

Open Air with David Latulippe, 10 April 2014.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Judy Smith, Artistic Director and co-founder of AXIS Dance Company, and choreographer Linda K. Johnson about the AXIS 2014 Home Season; we hear live music from the Mobius guitar trio, part of the Switchboard Music Festival line-up, and festival co-director Annie Philips talks about the Festival and some of the other performers; conductor Martin Seggelke returns to talk about the San Francisco Wind Ensemble’s last concert of the season; and Peter Robinson helps us celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, including a preview of this year’s Oregon Shakespeare FestivalOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.