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.
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.
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.