Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm
hosted by David Latulippe
David Latulippe

KALW’s weekly magazine of all things - Culturally - considered, hosted by David Latulippe. 

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Wed March 18, 2015
Arts & Culture

Stupid F**king Bird ~ Concerto for Didgeridoo ~ Tim Wagner Sings ~ Peninsula Cultural Offerings

Mash (El Beh) laments life as Trig (Johnny Moreno*) looks on, in Stupid F**king Bird at SF Playhouse...
Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Johnny Moreno and Carrie Paff who are in the cast at San Francisco Playhouse’s production of “Stupid F**cking Bird”, the regional premiere of an irreverent take on Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”; also in the studio is singer/actor Tim Wagner, sharing details about his upcoming performance in San Francisco; Zachariah Spellman, Principal Tubist for the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, joins us to discuss his upcoming performance as soloist with the Peninsula Symphony in Aurora Australis, a concerto for didgeridoo and orchestra by composer Ron Miller; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh brings us up to speed on some of the cultural offerings on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Open Air with host David Latulippe, hear it live on Thursday afternoon, March 19 from 1-2pm. 


Tue March 10, 2015
Arts & Culture

Death With Interruptions ~ ODC Dance ~ Bay Area Rainbow Symphony ~ St. Patrick's Day

ODC Dance

This week on Open Air host David Latulippe has conversations with conductor Matilda Hofman about the upcoming performances by the Left Coast Chamber Players of Kurt Rohde's chamber opera Death with Interruptions; conductor Dawn Harms of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony stops by  to talk about this weekend’s concert with music by Brahms, Weber and Marko Bajzer (b. 1989); ODC Dance artistic directors Brenda Way and KT Nelson share details about “Dead Reckoning”, a new choreography by  KT Nelson, created in close collaboration with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, which is part of the 44th season of ODC/Dance Downtown; and regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson has a closer look at St. Patrick’s Day and wonders what it means to be Irish.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday March 12 at 1pm. 


Thu March 5, 2015
Arts & Culture

Charpentier & Magnificat ~ Word for Word ~ Breaking the Code ~ Jewish Music Festival

Jeri Lynn Cohen, Howard Swain in "The Office" by Alice Munro at Word for Word...
Mark Leialoha

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has conversations with artistic director Warren Stewart of Magnificat, about upcoming concerts with oratorios by French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier; also with actress Jeri Lynn Cohen and actress/co-artistic director Susan Harloe about Word for Word’s full theatrical production of Stories by Alice Munro: “The Office” and “Dolly”; assistant director Kirsten Peacock shares details about the production at Theatre Rhinoceros of Breaking the Code: The Alan Turing Story; director Ellie Shapiro informs us about the The Jewish Music Festival and its 30th - and final - season; and music writer and regular contributor Janos Gereben discusses current and future musical events around the Bay Area.

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday March 5, 2015 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.


Tue February 24, 2015
Arts & Culture

Antigone @ Cutting Ball ~ Joana Carneiro & Berkeley Symphony ~ Newsies, the Musical

The Original cast of the North American Tour of Newsies.
Deen van Meer

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with director Paige Rogers and actress Madeline H.D. Brown about Cutting Ball Theater’s new translation of Sophocles’ tragedy "Antigone"; Conductor Joana Carneiro discusses the upcoming concert by the Berkeley Symphony, with music by Ravel, Brahms, plus the world premiere of orchestral version of Jake Heggie’s song cycle “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire”. Also stopping by is Julian DeGuzman, cast member of the Disney musical "Newsies", currently on stage at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco; and critic at large and regular contributor Peter Robinson brings us up to speed about cultural offerings around the Bay Area.

Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, 26 February 2015 at 1pm. 


Thu February 19, 2015
Arts & Culture

Dark Horse Consort Live ~ 'Harbor' ~ Dead Man Walking ~ Ein Deutsches Requiem

The Dark Horse Consort is live in the studio for a concert of 17th century music for voice and brass...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with members of the Dark Horse Consort, who are live in the studio to perform music for voice and brass from 17th century Germany, to be heard at concerts in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco this weekend for the SF Early Music Society; also, a conversation with composer Jake Heggie about the production of his opera "Dead Man Walking" which is being staged by Opera Parallele at YBCA; actor Andrew Nance shares details about the production of "Harbor" at the New Conservatory Theater; and soprano Ruth Ziesak discusses her performance of Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Requiem", with the San Francisco Symphony  under Herbert Blomstedt. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, February 19 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.