Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

KALW’s weekly magazine of all things - Culturally - considered. 

Open Air May 31

May 29, 2012

Alan talks with conductor David Robertson, who is leading the San Francisco Symphony this week, and with Susi Damilano, who is directing Martin McDonagh's "A Behanding in Spokane" at the S. F. Playhouse.

Open Air May 24

May 22, 2012

Alan talks with violinist Hilary Hahn, who is playing with the San Francisco Symphony this week, and with Artistic Director Rob Melrose and playwright Anthony Clarvoe about the New Experimental Plays festival at Cutting Ball Theatre.

Open Air May 17

May 15, 2012

Alan talks with Brian Mulligan, who is singing the role of Richard Nixon in "Nixon in China" at the San Francisco Opera, and chats with the Chronicle's Bruce Jenkins about the baseball season.

Open Air May 10

May 8, 2012

Alan talks with John Mangum, Director of Artistic Planning for the San Francisco Symphony, about their "Barbary Coast and Beyond" concerts this week, featuring music from the gold rush to the Panama-Pacific Exposition. He also talks with composer Ellen Zwilich about the world premiere of the violin concerto she has written for Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, which takes place this week with the New Century Chamber Orchestra. And Ronald Chase stops by to chat about recent cultural events.

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.

Open Air May 3

May 1, 2012

Alan's guests this week are conductor Jane Glover, who is leading the San Francisco Symphony this week in Bach and Handel,  and Anne Elias and Mark Ellinger from Cutting Ball Theatre, talking about their production of "Tenderloin."

Open Air April 26

Apr 24, 2012

Alan talks with Susanna Malkki, who is making her conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony this week in music of Grisey, Prokofiev and Sibelius. He also talks with clarinetist and composer Beth Custer, whose Ensemble is performing in Davis After Hours Friday night after the Symphony concert.

Open Air April 19

Apr 18, 2012

Alan talks with conductor Stephane Deneve, who is conducting the San Francisco Symphony this week in a program of music by Roussel, Saint Saens and Stravinsky, and with conductor James Marcheso, who is leading performances of Gounod's "Faust" for Opera San Jose.

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.

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.