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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Tue November 4, 2014
Open Air ~ 11/6/14 at 1pm

French Mezzo Karine Deshayes in La Cenerentola ~ Composer Samuel Adams ~ The Marsh at 25

La Cenerentola, or Cinderella, at SF Opera...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with French mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes, who makes her San Francisco Opera debut as Angelina in Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola, or Cinderella. Bay Area composer Samuel Adams discusses his work Drift and Providence, which the San Francisco Symphony will play this weekend, and then perform during five of the nine concerts of the upcoming US Tour. Artistic/Executive Director Stephanie Weisman shares details about the 25-year anniversary of The Marsh: A Breeding Ground for New Performance; and regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson presents his view on the events on this week’s cultural calendar.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, 6 November 2014. Listen now or anytime... 


Wed October 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

SF Renaissance Voices ~ Jazz in Palo Alto ~ Kosman's Classical Music Picks for November

Arturo Sandoval

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Katherine McKee, music director of the San Francisco Renaissance Voices about the ensemble’s tenth anniversary season, which kicks off this weekend. Opera singer Ronit Widmann-Levy shares details about the cultural programming at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, which opens this week with 10-time Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Arturo Sandoval; regular contributor Dianne Keogh brings us up to speed on cultural offerings on the Peninsula; and San Francisco Chronicle’s classical music critic Joshua Kosman present his musical picks for the month of November.

Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, October 30 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


Tue October 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

Friction String Quartet ~ Berkeley Festival of Ideas ~ Rebecca Fisher ~ The Month of November

Friction Quartet

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with members of the Friction String Quartet who will be live in the studio for an on-air performance; also, conversations with Lance Knobel, founder and curator of Uncharted, The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, and musician Mina Girgis who speaks at the festival; and Rebecca Fisher discusses her new show ‘Memphis on my Mind’, which opens this weekend at The Marsh Berkeley; and regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson ruminates on the month of November, from Remembrance to Thanksgiving...

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Heard live on Thursday October 23 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime… 


Wed October 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

SF Trolley Dances ~ Sweeney Todd ~ Jazz and Syria ~ The 39 Steps

SF Trolley Dances
Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Artistic Director Kim Epifano of San Francisco Trolly Dances about upcoming live performances along Muni’s J Church line; also an interview with Reese Erlich about Jazz and Syria, this weekend at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley; actress Mindy Lym shares details about Sweeney Todd at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, in which she plays the part of Johanna; and we talk with artistic director Dan Demers about the production of The 39 Steps at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City.

Open Air with David Latulippe; broadcast live on Thursday October 16, 1-2pm. Listen now or anytime... 


Tue October 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Flamenco Festival ~ Thirteenth Floor Dance Theater ~ Theatre in London

Parker Murphy & Nicole Nastari in 'A Wake' at Thirteenth Floor Dance Theater.
Pak Han


 This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Jenny McAllister, founder and artistic director of Thirteenth Floor Dance Theater, about the world premiere of A Wake, a dance theater piece based on the novel 'Finnegan’s Wake' by James Joyce; also, a conversation with Nina Menéndez, founder and artistic director of the Bay Area Flamenco Festival, about the 9th annual edition of the festival, which starts on October 10, and she will bring some festival artists for a live studio performance; plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson reviews two movies and reports on what is happening on the Theatre Stages of London.

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on October 9, 1-2pm. Listen now or anytime...