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 January 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

Tree ~ Cable Car Nymphomaniac ~ Voices of Music - Shinji Eshima

Voices of Music in concert...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to director Jon Tracy about the regional premiere of the new play, ‘Tree’ by Julie Hebert at San Francisco Playhouse, which deals with the delicate balance of race and family; Executive Director Carey McCray and author Kirsten Guenther discuss the first show by the new FOGG Theatre Company, called ‘The Cable Car Nymphomaniac’, which is based on actual events from 1970, when a young woman succesfully sued the city of San Francisco after a cable car accident caused her to become a nymphomaniac. Also, harpsichordist and recorder player Hanneke van Proosdij, who is co-founder and co-director of the ensemble Voices of Music, talks about the upcoming concert program of 17th century Consort Music for recorder, strings and continuo name ‘The Great Poets - From Shakespeare to Dryden’; plus double-bassist and composer Shinji Eshima informs the listeners about some upcoming projects, which include several world premieres of his compositions.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, January 15 at 1pm.


Tue January 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Avenue Q ~ The Anarchist ~ Whitesploitation Comedy ~ Joe Cocker remembered

Velina Brown (left) as Ann and Tamar Cohn as Cathy in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet...
David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe’s guests are John Fisher, who directs David Mamet’s play ‘The Anarchist’, a Theatre Rhino production at SF’s Eureka Theatre; also, D’Arcy Drollinger, who is writer, director and one of the stars of ‘Sh*t & Champagne -- A Whitesploitation Comedy with Dance’ at The Oasis in San Francisco; Will Giammona and Chris Morrell talk about the current production of 'Avenue Q' at the New Conservatory Theatre Center; plus regular contributor Peter Robinson joins us with his view on some recent cultural offerings, and gives tribute to English rock and blues singer Joe Cocker, who passed away last month.

Open Air with David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, January 8 at 1pm.


Wed December 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Mittens & Mistletoe ~ New Century Chamber Orchestra ~ Elf, the musical ~ Ensemble Magnificat

ELF The Musical
Amy Boyle Photography

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with directors/performers Jamie Coventry and Natasha Kaluza about the annual Winter Circus Cabaret ‘Mittens and Mistletoe’; Artistic Director Warren Stewart discusses the upcoming concerts of his baroque ensemble Magnificat in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco with the Missa Concertata by Italian composer Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676); music director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg shares details about this weekend's holiday concerts by the New Century Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus in Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Francisco and San Rafael; and actress/singer Maggie Anderson stops by to talk about her role as Jovie in the Broadway Musical ‘Elf’ which can be seen at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco.

Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, December 18 at 1pm. 


Tue December 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

San Francisco Choral Artists ~ Christmas Revels ~ Golden Gate Men's Chorus ~ Peter Robinson

California Christmas Revels ‘Shaker Dance’
Revels Inc.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Artistic Director Magen Solomon about the upcoming holiday concerts of the San Francisco Choral Artists called ‘Postcards from Abroad’, in San Francisco, Oakland and Palo Alto; Music Director Joseph Piazza of the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus discusses the ensemble’s annual holiday program, titled ‘Silver and Gold’ which is presented this coming weekend; Artistic Director David Parr joins us to share details about the 2014 edition of the California Revels called ‘An American Journey’, opening on December 12 in Oakland; and regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson brings the listeners up to speed about recent cultural events.

Open Air with David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, December 11 at 1pm. 


Wed December 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Burt Bacharach ~ White Christmas ~ Young Women's Choral Projects ~ Roger Glenn ~ December Music

Burt Bacharach

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to pianist and composer Burt Bacharach, who will be in town for two performances with the San Francisco Symphony next week; Artistic Director Dan Demers and music Director Tracy Chiappone discuss the upcoming production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City; flutist and vibraphone player Roger Glenn shares details about his upcoming concert at Yoshi’s in Oakland; Artistic Director Susan McMane of the Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco talks about the ensemble’s holiday concerts titled ‘Stars of Wonder’; and San Francisco Chronicle’s classical music critic Joshua Kosman shares his top music picks for the month of December.

Open Air with David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, December 4 at 1pm.