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

Dianda's Bakery

May 9, 2012

Dianda's Bakery ~ 2883 Mission St ~ San Francisco ~ 647-5469

Bi-Rite Market

May 9, 2012

Bi-Rite Market ~ 3639 18th St ~ San Francisco ~ 241-9760


Arizmendi Bakery

May 9, 2012

Arizmendi Bakery ~ 1331 9th Ave (between Irving and Judah) ~ 566-3117


Enjoy 25 hours of wonderful, eclectic Radiolab episodes, and use and re-use the storage space on this handy keychain/USB drive.  Yours with our thanks for a $120 to Local Public Radio.

Peter Thompson hosted a special 3-hour version of Bluegrass Signal this week.  He featured music of Red Wine - the latest and greatest from Europe's premier bluegrass band; Loafer's Glory - combining traditional bluegrass and old time music; and the Evie Ladin Band (pictured) - evocative playing, clever songwriting, and a rhythmic tour de force!  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

Thanks to everyone who made KALW’s Fall Membership Campaign a success.

More than 3200 listeners – including 700 new members – pledged a total of $327,000 to support Local Public Radio.  Because of that support, KALW is on track financially and we won't be back on the air asking for your support until May of 2013.

Emmanuel Nado welcomed Tunisian artist Emel Mathlouthi "The Voice of the Arab Spring" to Africa Mix this week, for her live West Coast radio debut!   Emel is a songwriter, composer, guitarist, and singer who is bringing an amazing brand new sound to Tunisian music.  Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva Fairouz, her captivating style is lyrical, with powerful rock, oriental and trip hop influence.  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

On Fog City Blues this week, host Devon Strolovitch welcomed local musician Shovelman for a live in-studio visit.  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

On Open Air, KALW's weekly magazine of arts and cultural events, host Alan Farley's guests are conductor Jane Glover (pictured), who is leading the San Francisco Symphony this week in the Brandenburg Concertos and other "Baroque Delights" ; Stephanie Rhoads, from the cast of "Zorba" at 42nd Street Moon; and Anne Elias and Mark Ellinger from Cutting Ball Theatre, who talk about their production of "Tenderloin."  Thursday at 1pm.

KALW Station Manager Matt Martin's reports on station developments, with listener calls and e-mails.  

If you were  unable to call or e-mail during the program, you can share your ideas or questions with Matt anytime at matt@kalw.org.

Live on Tangents!

Apr 25, 2012

Continuing the spirit of KALW's live folk fest, host Dore Stein offered "Tangential Americana" with guest David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet on this past Saturday's Tangents.  He was guest DJ in the 8 o'clock hour.   The 9pm hour included David and multi-instrumentalist, singer, and Emmy award winning composer Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ.  (Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player "Tangents")

KALW's exclusive broadcasts of the Berkeley Symphony continues on Sunday, April 22 at 4pm.  Guest conductor Jayce Ogren leads the ensemble with Sarah Cahill as piano soloist for Lou Harrison's "Piano Concerto".   Also on the program, the West Coast Premiere of Lei Liang's "Verge" and Sibelius' "Symphony No. 5".  Alan Farley hosts, with intermission interviews.

Learn more about this concert via the BSO's program notes, including a YouTube clip of Sarah Cahill talking about the Harrison Concerto.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez with author Gerry Nachman.

For this week's Book Talk, Alan remembers broadcasting icon Mike Wallace with a rebroadcast of his talk about Wallace's memoir, "Between You and Me."  Sunday at 6:30pm.

Cello with a Beat

Apr 11, 2012

On this week's Then & Now, David Latulippe welcomed cellist/composer Alex Kelly, who shared sounds from his cello that you've probably never heard before.  Violinist David Jacobsen also came by to discuss his upcoming recital, and music of Schubert & Prokofiev, as well as early music by the Kronos Quartet was heard.

Hear the broadcast anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

On this week's Open Air, host Alan Farley talks with comedian and social critic Will Durst, who is doing a weekly show at The Marsh called “Elect to Laugh” now through Election Day.  He'll also visit with Michael Strunsky, the head of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts, to talk about “The Man That Got Away:  Ira After George”, the new musical revue opening at the JCCSF.  Thursday at 1pm.


Earth Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the Earth than by putting our hands in it.  Manipulating the soil, harvesting crops, tending bees, and even raising livestock is not just for those living in the country anymore. Guest host Matt Fidler talks to Novella Carpenter and Willow Sommer about the ins and outs of urban farming in their new reference book The Essential Urban Farmer.


On Monday evening's presentation of music from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, you'll hear Clara Schumann's Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22, performed by Jessica Lee, violin; and Inon Bernatan, piano;  and Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, featuring Kuok-wai Lio, piano, with the Shanghai String Quartet.  Monday at 10pm.

See our full broadcast schedule here.

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

On Open Air this week, host Alan Farley talks with composer/bassist Shinji Eshima about "Raku", his score for the San Francisco Ballet.  Plus, the conclusion of a conversation with composer/conductor Carl Davis about his music for the epic silent film, "Napoleon".

On this week's Open Air, host Alan Farley talks with conductor/composer Carl Davis, who has created the score for the upcoming showings of Abel Gance’s epic silent film, Napoleon, which will be screened at the Paramount in Oakland this weekend as part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.   Alan also visits with members of Musiaque, a group of musical peacemakers from the Middle East.  Thursday at 1pm.

On this week's Bluegrass Signalhost Peter Thompson shares "Cluck Old Hen Variations" by David A. Jaffe, performed by violinist Ann Elliot-Goldschmid, based on the traditional Appalachian banjo tune 'Cluck Old Hen,' which he’ll also share as originally performed by Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys.

Friday at 10pm Alan Farley continues his series of programs on the lyrics of Ira Gershwin with Gershwin biographer Philip Furia.  This week, they conclude their look at "The Firebrand of Florence," the musical based on the life of Benvenuto Cellini that Ira wrote with Kurt Weill. They also discuss "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim," the film for which Ira wrote lyrics to music by his late brother George. (Voicebox returns next week.)

Pictured: Earl Wrightson as Cellini, with Beverly Tyler, from the 1944 Broadway production of "The Firebrand of Florence".

Viva Flamenco!

Mar 8, 2012

On Voicebox this week, Chloe talks with Carola Zertuche, artistic director of San Francisco’s Theatre Flamenco, who examines the impact of vocal music on Spain’s flamenco tradition.  Friday at 10pm.

Viva Flamenco!

Mar 7, 2012

On Voicebox this week, Chloe talks with Carola Zertuche, artistic director of San Francisco’s Theatre Flamenco, who examines the impact of vocal music on Spain’s flamenco tradition.  Friday at 10pm.

On Your Legal Rights this week, Chuck discusses the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012 with guests:  retired Judge Eugene Hyman; Jeff Hayden, Certified Specialist in Criminal Law; Karen Guidotti, Chief Deputy, San Mateo County DA's Office; and Michael Romano, Director, Three Strikes Project, Stanford Law School.  Wednesday at 7pm

Tune in to Inforum from the Commonwealth Club tonight at 7 for a discussion of great dining in the Bay Area with Brandon Jew of Bar Agricole, William Werner, Chief Creative Officer at Outfit Generic, Brett Cooper of Outerlands, and Michael Gaines of Central Kitchen.

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the 9th annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday, March 8th. The festival celebrates the sea with inspirational films intended to increase our appreciation of the oceans. This year, the festival is showing several international films. Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. How can awareness here and abroad save our oceans and underwater life? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Members of Quinteto Latino join guest host David Latulippe for Sunday evening's "Then & Now" from 8-10pm.  (Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.)   They'll share details of their upcoming world premiere of Guillermo Galindo's Voces del Desierto as well as music from their new CD.  Plus music of Aaron Copland and Beethoven as a Peninsula Symphony preview, and a chat with Irish pianist John O'Conor.

Marty talks about the voiceover industry with Elaine Clark, author of "There's Money Where Your Mouth Is" and voice actor David Latulippe.