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

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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Sep 12, 2012

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Pizzeria Delfina

Sep 11, 2012

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Sep 11, 2012

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Noe Valley Bakery

Sep 11, 2012

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Harry Shearer, host of Le Show (Sundays at Noon), has a new album, “Can’t Take a Hint”.   It features 13 songs spanning a broad spectrum of topics, most of them handled with Shearer's caustic sense of humor.  Yours for a $70 donation to KALW.

New and recent releases:  from the Irish traditional band Altan (pictured), singer-songwriter Richard Shindell, and the Bridge School Concerts 25th anniversary collection.  Plus an interview with blues singer-guitarist Eric Bibb who talks about his new CD "Deeper In The Well."  Saturday 3-5pm.

Ira Glass visited with guest host David Latulippe to talk about "This American Life" and his new film with Mike Birbiglia, "Sleepwalk with Me".  Plus, Peter Robinson provided some cultural pre- and re- views. 

David Latulippe, in for Alan Farley, talks with violinist Pinchas Zukerman, who is performing the Bruch "Violin Concerto No.1" as part of the season-opening concerts of the San Francisco Symphony this week, under guest conductor Symon Bychkov.  He also talks with John Epperson, whose alter-ego, Lypsinka, opens at the Rrazz Room this week with "The Passion of the Crawford".  Broadcast from 9/6.

247th day of 2012, 119 remaining

Sunrise:  6:42pm  ~ Sunset: 7:35pm

Moonset:  9:51am ~ Moonrise: 9:03pm

Tides at the Golden Gate ~  High: 1:53am/2:04pm  Low: 7:33am/8:11pm

Today's Special Celebrations:

Favorite Tips

Sep 2, 2012

Marty shares helpful work hints from recent appearances at the Commonwealth Club.

Alan Farley continues his exploration of the lyrics of Ira Gershwin with Gershwin biographer Philip Furia.  For these broadcasts, they sample "The Firebrand of Florence," which Ira Gershwin created with Kurt Weill, plus a look at the songs in the film, "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim."   Hear the broadcast anytime via KALW's Local Music Player.

Digital Queers

Aug 6, 2012

Thursday at 7pm, Marilyn Pittman visits with digital pioneer Karen Wickre, who is currently the Editorial Director for Twitter and a former Google content strategist.  She co-founded "Digital Queers" in the early 1990s, helping connect gay rights groups with technology and each other, and was a site manager for the world's largest LGBT site, planetout.com. 

[After broadcast date, you can listen here to a soundfile of the program.]

The Zofo Piano Duo, Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmerman, visit with host Alan Farley, and share excerpts from their new CD “Mind Meld – Works for One Piano, Four Hands.”  Airs Thursday 8/9 at 1pm. 

(After broadcast time, listen anytime until 1pm on 8/16 via KALW's Local Music Player.)

Chuck Palahniuk, author of “Fight Club” and  “Invisible Monsters Remix”, in conversation with writer Tom Barbash, contributing book critic for The New York Times.  On Inforum from the Commonwealth Club, Tuesday at 7pm.

August 3, 2012

Aug 3, 2012

216th day of 2012, 150 remaining

Sunrise: 6:16am
Sunset: 8:16pm

99% of the moon is visible, setting at 8:02am, rising at 9:01pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 6:53am/7:06pm
High Tides: 12:28pm/1:51pm

Special Celebrations today:

August 2, 2012

Aug 2, 2012

215th day of 2012, 151 remaining

Sunrise: 6:15am
Sunset: 8:17pm

99% of the moon is visible, setting at 6:56am, rising at 8:29pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 6:13am/6:17pm
High Tide: 1:14pm

Today's special celebrations:

Emancipation Day - St. Kitts & Nevis
Ilindan -Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia
Virgin of the Angels Day - Costa Rica
Saint Ilija - Serbia

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

On this day in...

This week on Open Air, Alan talks with author Michael Morpurgo, who wrote the original story that is the basis for the play Warhorse, and with conductor Eric Kujawsky (pictured), who is leading a performance of the Berlioz Requiem this weekend at Davies Symphony Hall, a performance that will feature a 200+ voice chorus and large orchestra.  Airs 8/2 at 1pm.  Listen anytime until 8/9 via KALW's Local Music Player.

August 1, 2012

Aug 1, 2012

214th day of 2012, 152 remaining

Sunrise: 6:14am
Sunset: 8:18pm

100% of the moon is visible, setting at 5:49am, rising at 7:53pm

By the way, August 2012 has two full moons.   That’s somewhat unusual. Most months only have one. But in cycles of 19 years, or 228 calendar months, seven to eight calendar months will always have two full moons. In other words, there’s a month with two full moons every two to three years. When it happens, the second one is popularly called a Blue Moon. The Blue Moon for 2012 will fall on August 31.

July 31, 2012

Jul 31, 2012

213th day of 2012, 153 remaining

Sunrise: 6:13am
Sunset: 8:19m

93% of the moon is visible, setting at 4:41am, rising at 7:12pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 4:47am/4:35pm
High Tides: 11:56am/10:50pm

Today's special celebrations:

Festival of San Ignacio - Peru
Upswing of the Revolution - Republic of Congo
La Hae Hawai`i (Flag Day) - Hawaii, US
Imbolc / Oimelc / Brigid (Southern Hemisphere) - Paganism
Lunasa or Lammas (Northern Hemisphere) - Paganism

St. Neot's Day (patron of fish)

212th day of 2012, 154 remaining

Sunrise: 6:12am
Sunset: 8:20pm

86% of the moon is visible, setting at 3:34am, rising at 6:25pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 3:59am/3:39pm
High Tides: 11:11am/9:56pm

Today's special celebrations:

Independence Day - Vanuatu
MicMac Festival of St. Ann - Canada
Father-in-Law Day - USA
National Support Public Education Day
National Cheesecake Day
St. Abdon's Day, patron of barrel makers

Significant events on this day in history: