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 on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Liberty Bradford Mitchell, oldest daughter of Artie Mitchell, one of San Francisco’s infamous Mitchell Brothers. She tells the story of growing up on the fringes of an X-rated world in The Pornographer’s Daughter, now being produced at Z Below. Director Yury Urnov and actor David Sinaiko share details about the Cutting Ball’s production of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, a parody of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which is considered a precursor to Surrealism and the Theatre of the Absurd. Plus, award-winning actor Brian Copeland is on the show to talk about the world premiere of his solo show The Scion, opening at The Marsh. It is a tale of privilege, murder, and...sausage. Also, the music of local singer/songwriter Matt Montgomery, which will be featured in a special concert with the Awesome Orchestra, this Sunday in Oakland. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 23, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

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This week on Open Air, actor and trumpet player Philip Watt discusses “Chetty’s Lullaby” at Stagewerx, about the tragic downfall of legendary  jazz musician Chet Baker; San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson shares details about her new stage play "Silent Sky", which is currently in production at TheatreWorks and tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century female scientist who made startling discoveries in the 'man’s world' of astronomy;  and director Bill English talks about the first West Coast production of “Jerusalem” at San Francisco Playhouse, Jez Butterworth’s epic Tony and Olivier award-winning play. Regular contributor Peter Robinson talks about the San Francisco Public Library and gives some of his picks for the Mostly British Film FestivalOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 16, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

  • 13th Day of 2014 / 352 Remaining
  • Sunrise: 7:25
  • Sunset: 5:13
  • Moon Rise: 3:32pm
  • Moon Set: 5:18am
  • Moon’s Phase: 90 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • January 15 @ 8:35pm
  • Full Wolf Moon
  • Full Old Moon

January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon.

This week, host David Latulippe has conversations with Artistic Director Kevin Fryer and lecturer Bruce Lamott about Live at Mission Blue in Brisbane, whose opening concert features the male vocal group Clerestory; Theatre Calgary Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum talks about his stint at ACT directing George Bernard Shaw’s 'Major Barbara'; and Dancemaker and Artistic director Liss Fain shares details about 'After the Light', the latest production of her company, Liss Fain Dance. Plus, Peter Robinson, our bon vivant and man about town, updates viewers on the opening of season 4 of Downton Abbey and his take on a couple of current movies: American Hustle and PhilomenaOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 9, 2014. Listen now or anytime. 

Host Maria Hinojosa brings depth of experience, on-the-ground connections, and knowledge of current and emerging issues impacting Latino and other people of color, with stories about diversity, culture, civic dialogue and how people live and struggle withthese differences.  Now Fridays at 1pm.

BackStory - New for 2014 on KALW!  Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. This week: American Utopias - from the search for transcendence amid rural beauty, or attempts to build perfectly ordered industrial towns, they examine the nature and impact of utopian thinking across three centuries of American history.

On the first Open Air of 2014, host David Latulippe talks to composer/DJ Mason Bates, who is featured at the SF Symphony's Re/current festival, together with music from Beethoven. Also, Theatre Rhinoceros' director John Fisher discusses the Bay Area premier of Sondheim's musical Road Show at the Eureka Theatre; violist Anthony Martin talks about the New Esterhazy Quartet's performances of symphonies by Haydn, Mozart and Cherubini in arrangements for string quartet. And SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman presents his music picks for the month of January. Open Air, originally broadcast on January 2, 2014 at 1pm. Listen Now or Anytime.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Artistic Director Warren Stewart of the Magnificat Baroque Ensemble about upcoming performances of 'A Venetian Christmas Mass' in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco, featuring music from Giovanni Gabrieli and Claudio Monteverdi; Bay Area Cabaret star Craig Jessup stops by to discuss his show 'A Swell Noel', playing at the Aurora Theater in Berkeley, in which he sings selections from composers like Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim, the Gershwins and Rodgers and Hart; and regular contributor Peter Robinson presents his favorite movies, books and words of the year and gives a take on All Things Christmas. Open Air, originally broadcast on December 19, 2013. Listen now or anytime.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area singer/songwriter Michelle Schmitt, about her annual benefit concert for Meals on Wheels at SF Jazz; Meals’ Communications Manager and Chief Storyteller Vivien Kim Thorp also joins us; Also, Doug Litwin of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band shares information about the wackiest Nutcracker on earth: the 2013 Dance-Along Nutcracker, together with actor/dancer Kelly Collins; and we have David Parr, Artistic Director of the California Revels, together with actor Robert Sicular, who plays John Manners, the 9th Earl of Rutland in The Christmas Revels: The Spirits of Haddon Hall, at the Scottish Rite Theater in Oakland. Open Air, originally broadcast on December 12, 2013 at 1pm. Listen Now or anytime. 

Africamix celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela and pays tribute to the man who captured the world imagination and became the symbol of endurance, dedicating his life to the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.   Join hosts Emmanuel Nado and Edwin Okongo on Thursday evening from 9-11.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with stage director Andrew Nance and actor Robert Rushin about the US stage premiere of My Beautiful Laundrettewhich is set in the tumultuous years of Margaret Thatcher's England, at the New Conservatory Theatre Center; San Francisco Symphony's Associate Principal Cellist Peter Wyrick shares his thoughts on taking a solo turn with the Berkeley Symphony in Haydn's Cello Concerto no. 1; the SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman discusses his musical picks for the month of December; and Open Air's critic at large Peter Robinson contributes a segment on Tin Pan Alley. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on December 5, 2013 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, about upcoming Holiday concerts and the rest of the 36th concert season. Baritone Stephen Saxon discusses more choral music by the Stanford Symphonic Chorus, which is collaborating with the Peninsula Symphony for performances of Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service, and  baritone Lucas Meachem talks about his role of Figaro in the current San Francisco Opera production of Rossini's “Barber of Seville”.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday, November 21 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

This week on Open Air, Aurora Theater Artistic Director Tom Ross and veteran Bay Area actor, director, and teacher Robert Parsons share details about Aurora's current production, A Bright New Boise; conductor Cyrus Ginwala offers a preview of this weekend’s Bay Area Rainbow Symphony concerts, and critics-at-large Peter Robinson and Dianne Keogh share their take on cultural happenings in the Bay Area. Open Air with David Latulippe, Originally broadcast on Thursday November 14 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination, hosted by journalist Robert MacNeil.   Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.  Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; and provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father. Monday at 7pm.

 

Rose Aguilar, Malihe Razazan, and special guests live from the Green Festival at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.  Saturday ~ Noon-2pm.

Interview with Rick Shelton, a/k/a Lola Montez.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Martin Seggelke, conductor and Artistic Director of the new San Francisco Wind Ensemble, about the upcoming concert on November 16; Actor Sean Thompson, who currently plays the lead role in the 42nd Street Moon production of Rodgers and Hart's musical I Married An Angel  stops by, together with stage director Greg MacKellan; conductor Michael Morgan reflects on the 25th anniversary season of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and SF Chronicle classical music critic Joshua Kosman offers his concert picks for the month of November.  Open Air with host David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday, November 7, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

The Alexander String Quartet and Dr. Robert Greenberg examine the String Quartet in a time of War - featuring the music of Benjamin Britten and his contemporaries.  Hosted by David Latulippe.  Mondays at 9pm.

Interview with film director Roger Ross Williams, talking about his latest documentary "God Loves Uganda".

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich examine the power of mass media to create panic. Recorded live at the Fitzgerald Theater, Jad & Robert revisit one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history: Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey.  Radiolab ~ Tuesday 10/29 at 10pm.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Rosanna Gamson, creator of 'Layla Means Night', a provocative new work based on the Scheherazade legend that creates a Middle Eastern haunted house over all three floors of ODC Theater. The original score is created by Persian master musicians Houman Pourmehdi and Pirayeh Pourafar, who will be performing live in the studio, together with singer Alireza Shahmohammadi. Plus, conductor Joshua Gersen and producer and journalist Steven C. Smith, who is an expert on film composer Bernard Herrmann,  discuss live performances by the San Francisco Symphony accompanying classic Hitchcock films.  And Peter Robinson offers some background on the Halloween holiday and traditions.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday October 31 -Halloween- at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski, who is performing  with the San Francisco Symphony, playing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto nr. 3; director Mitchell Altieri talks about the naturalistic horror stage play “Grand Guignol” that he is directing at Z Space, and we have a live in-studio performance by members of  Klezmer trio Veretski  Pass, which will be performing this weekend in Berkeley as part of KlezCalifornia’s Yiddish Culture Festival.  Plus, a preview and ticket giveaway for this weekend's Peninsula Symphony performances.  Open Air ~ Originally broadcast on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

October 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013
  • Sunrise ~ 7:27am;  Sunset ~ 6:21pm
  • Moonset ~ 11:45am; Moonrise ~ 10:00pm - 85% visible, waning
  • Tides at the Golden Gate ~ High: 3:58am/2:30pm; Low: 8:40am/9:20pm

Special Celebrations today...

October 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013
  • Sunrise ~ 7:27am;  Sunset ~ 6:21pm
  • Moonset ~ 11:45am; Moonrise ~ 10:00pm - 85% visible, waning
  • Tides at the Golden Gate ~ High: 3:58am/2:30pm; Low: 8:40am/9:20pm

Special Celebrations today...

  • Cambodia Peace Treaty Day-  Cambodia

  • Chulalongkorn Day - Thailand

  • Day of Proclamation of the Republic - Hungary

  • Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day

  • National Boston Cream Pie Day

BART is back!

Oct 22, 2013

BART service has resumed as of 4am Tuesday.  Having reached a tentative agreement, train service has resumed.  Expect limited capacity for the morning commute, with full service by afternoon.  Supplemental transit service remains available.

October 22, 2013

Oct 22, 2013

 

  • Sunrise ~ 7:26am;  Sunset ~ 6:21pm
  • Moonset ~ 10:56am; Moonrise ~ 9:10pm - 91% visible, waning
  • Tides at the Golden Gate ~ High: 3:05am/1:49pm; Low: 7:51am/8:34pm

Special Celebrations today...

  • International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • Medical Assistants Appreciation Day
  • Smart is Cool Day
  • National Nut Day

On this day in...1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University.

Host David Latulippe talks with playwright Basil Kreimendahl, whose absurdist play Sidewinders receives its World Premiere opening the Cutting Ball Theater’s 15th season.  Director Graham Smith also a part of that conversation. Female impersonator Randy Roberts shares details about his musical appearances at the Alcove Theater and Martuni’s.  Plus music previews of this weekend’s San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s sixth annual San Francisco Music Day, a musical feast happening at the SF Conservatory of Music.  Open Air ~ Thursday 10/17 at 1pm.

Interview with bankruptcy attorney Leon Bayer.

This week, choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses highlights from his long career in dance, and details about the exhibition of his works and other events that are part of the month-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Also, members of the local early music group Ostraka share part of their program for the opening of the San Francisco Early Music Society's 2013-14 season, and critic Peter Robinson offers a sneak preview of the major David Hockney exhibit that opens on October 26 at the de Young Museum Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday, October 10 at 1pm.

The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, explores the legendary songs of 20th century America. This new series surveys the passage of American Popular Song throughout the American landscape, evolving with each artist and performance. Host Michael Feinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the years, changing with each interpretation and artist.  New on KALW!  Fridays at 1opm.

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