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.

Ways to Connect

Kwanzaa is celebrated in story and song, for "A Season's Griot" with host Madafo Lloyd Wilson. This year’s program features youth as the special guest griots, reading their own original and traditional stories.  Plus, an original composition by the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette.  Wednesday 12/26 at 7pm, Thursday 12/27 at 1pm. (Your Legal Rights and Open Air return next week.)

The glorious voices of San Francisco-based Chanticleer offers music that spans the globe and the centuries – from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.  Brian Newhouse is your host.  Friday, December 21 at 9pm.  (See all of our holiday specials here.)

This week, host David Latulippe is joined by writer and longtime contributor to “Open Air,” Peter Robinson, for a special holiday-themed show that focuses on well- and lesser-known holiday music - including Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" sung by Roches (sisters Maggie, Suzy, & Terry) and lesbians (Venus Envy, with some...interesting...word changes).  Plus, Peter's observations on Charles Dickens, the San Francisco Girls' Chorus singing "Silent Night" and some advice for traveling near and far.  Originally broadcast on Thursday, 12/20/12 at 1pm.

As 2012 comes to and end, you may be thinking about charitable giving to the many worthy causes and organizations you believe in.   We hope that KALW is on your list, and that you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution.  Whether you're renewing your membership or offering us an additional gift, your support makes a real difference at KALW.   If you prefer to mail us your check, you can do so to KALW, 500 Mansell Street, San Francisco, CA 94134.  Thank you...and however you celebrate this time of year, we w

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Host John Schaefer with the 32nd annual Paul Winter Solstice Celebration, featuring gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Mbira Master Chris Berry and The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen, Paul Sullivan, Eliot Wadopian, Jamey Haddad, Tim Brumfield and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The performance brings traditional holiday favorites including JS Bach and American gospel - and welcomes new sounds from as far as Zimbabwe and Brazil - and as near as the mountains of North Carolina.  Monday,  December 17 at 9pm.

An encore presentation of a special that host Alan Farley put together commemorating the 30th annual celebration of All Things Noel.  The broadcast includes highlights from some of the previous 29 years of specials.  Sunday, December 16 at 6pm


On Open Air this week, host David Latulippe takes a look at holiday offerings in the area, both traditional and off the beaten path.  A couple of crones stop by, Terry Baum and Carolyn Myers, to discuss their comedy sketch show, "Crones for the Holidays", a more traditional "Down Home Christmas" preview from the Aurora Theatre, a talk with actor Peter Gallagher, who has a cabaret appearance in SF this weekend, the founders of Sweet Can talk about their circus-like show "Mittens & Mistletoe", and Dianne Keogh shares her cultural picks.  Originally broadcast 12/6/12.

  

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly magazine of arts and cultural events, host David Latulippe talks with members of the women’s vocal ensemble Kitka; with Greg MacKellan, the artistic director of 42nd Street Moon, about their production of “Pal Joey”; with Linda Bouchard, composer and director of "Murderous Little World" at ODC; and with Heklina, who is featured in upcoming drag queen productions of “The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes”.  Originally broadcast on November 29, 2012.


Broadcast of the opening concert of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra from October of this year.  Music director Joana Carneiro led the ensemble in Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question”, and the World Premiere of Paul Dresher’s “Concerto for Quadrachord”, played by the composer (pictured) on an instrument he invented.  David Latulippe hosts the broadcast, with special interview features.   Sunday 12/2 at 4pm; Monday 12/3 at 9pm. 

Giving Thanks

Nov 20, 2012

Host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of Thanksgiving, which this year includes music from pianist Jacqueline Schwab, who provided the music for Ken Burns' "The Civil War." Also, a Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black and a visit from poet and former NEA chairman Dana Gioia, plus a tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her visit last year.    Full program details here.  Thursday at 1pm.  (Open Air returns next week.)

On this week's vocally-rich program, host David Latulippe talks with the dynamic piano/vocal duo Mike Greensill and Wesla Whitfield, who have a run at the Rrazz Room, with Ryan Connolly and Charu Juneja of the Resound Vocal Ensemble, with Kathryn Mueller of Les Sirenes, and with tenor Brian Jagde who is singing in the San Francisco Opera production of “Tosca.”  Plus, Peter Robinson stops by with his cultural picks and pans.  Open Air:  Originally broadcast 11/15/12 at 1pm.  Listen anytime here.

Host Emmanuel Nado welcomes lead singer Rupa to talk about the band's latest release, "Build" and to share her unique story.  She was born to Indian parents in San Francisco and raised in the US, India, and the south of France.  Rupa & The April Fishes are one of the hottest musical acts to come out of San Francisco in the several years.  The band, which takes its name from the French version of April Fool’s Day,  is the foremost exponent of a style which cross all music boundaries.  Whether singing in French,  Spanish,  English, Romany, Hindi, or Trotzil,  she echoes the roots of all t

Join host David Latulippe for a talk with Broadway legend Tommy Tune, local theatre royalty Barbara Oliver, Oakland East Bay Symphony music director Michael Morgan, and Austin Forbord who directed and produced the documentary “Stage Left:  A Story of Theater in San Francisco.”  Open Air:  Originally broadcast on Thursday 11/8/12 at 1pm.

Host David Latulippe welcomes Alan Farley's regular cast of contributors to Open Air, including Peter Robinson, Ronald Chase, and Dianne Keogh for a special remembrance.

This week, Peppino D'Agostino and Marc Teicholz of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble perform live in-studio, pianist David Fray discusses his appearance with the San Francisco Symphony this week, Philein Wang talks about her dance project at ODC, and comedian Bill Santiago offers his take on the forthcoming election.  David Latulippe is your host, for Open Air.   Original broadcast:  10/25/12 at 1pm.

On this week's "Open Air", host David Latulippe talks with baroque violinist John Holloway and harpsichordist Lars Mortensen, who will be performing music from the dawn of the Baroque with dulcianist Jane Gower this weekend in Palo Alto, Berkeley, and San Francisco.  The Peninsula Symphony's music director and conductor, Mitchell Klein, stops by with Eugene Brancoveanu, who will be featured soloist for this week's PSO concerts of the music of Mahler, Schubert, and Corigliano; and conductor Jessica Bejarano offers an update of her recent and upcoming conducting engagements.

On this week's Open Air, host David Latulippe talked with tenor Saimir Pirgu, who is singing in the SF Opera production of Bellini’s “The Capulets and Montagues”, and with Bill English, director of SF Playhouse, to discuss their new season and season-opener:  the rock musical, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," now playing.  Plus Peter Robinson stops by with an update of recent cultural events.  Listen anytime here (originally broadcast 10/11/12).

Moderator Dana Rodriguez with author Gerry Nachman and music critic Joshua Kosman.

On this week's Open Air, host David Latulippe visits with tenor Stephen Costello, who is making his San Francisco Opera debut as Greenhorn in their production of Jake Heggie’s “Moby Dick”, with conductor Vasily Petrenko, who is conducting the San Francisco Symphony this week, with Paul Dresher, who has a premiere with the Berkeley Symphony, and with the Sierra Ensemble, a chamber ensemble that is appearing on the Old First Concerts series this Friday.   Listen anytime here (originally broadcast 10/4/12).

Robert Greenberg and the Alexander String Quartet investigate the colorful and tragic life of one of the most prolific composers in the history of western Music, Franz Schubert in this latest KALW collaboration with San Francisco Performances.   David Latulippe is your host.   Concludes Monday 5/27 at 9pm.

This week on Open Air, KALW's weekly program of arts and cultural affairs, host David Latulippe visits with Samuel Carl Adams, who is having his work "Drift & Providence" premiered by the San Francisco Symphony this week.  Plus, a talk with Rob Melrose and James Carpenter of the Cutting Ball Theatre, which opens its 13th season with a celebration of the chamber plays of August Strindberg.  (Original broadcast 9/27/12.)

On this week's "Open Air," KALW’s weekly magazine of arts and cultural events, guest host David Latulippe visits with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the flute/guitar duo Black Cedar, which is guitarist Steve Lin and multi-flutist Kris Palmer, and with soprano Melody Moore, who is singing this week with the New Century Chamber Orchestra.  (Originally broadcast 9/20/12.  Listen here now.)

"A Hungarian Excursion"- Guest Conductor Edwin Outwater, with soprano soloist Jessica Rivera and the San Francisco Girls Chorus present the World Premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's "Holy Sisters." Also on the program: Kodály's "Dances of Galánta" and Bartók's "Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta."  David Latulippe is guest host.   Sunday from 4-6pm.  (Bullseye and Selected Shorts return next week.)

Guest host David Latulippe talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici about his upcoming Old Firsts concert with pianist Marc Pelloquin, and with actor Ric Salinas, who is appearing in the premiere of “Placas:  The Most Dangerous Tattoo” by playwright Paul S. Flores.  Peter Robinson also drops by to share some cultural happenings.  Open Air ~ Thursday at 1pm, available for listening anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

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