Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

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

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.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Dorothy Manly of the San Francisco Early Music Society, about the new season that starts this coming weekend with concerts by ensemble ‘East of the River’ in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco. Also, a conversation with director Bill English of SF Playhouse about the new production of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David musical ‘Promises, Promises’; and maestro Eric Kujawsky discusses the performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, this weekend at the Redwood Symphony; and regular contributor and Open Air critic at large Peter Robinson reviews two new movies.  

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, November 20 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.  

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actor L. Peter Callender and director Jon Tracy about the Aurora Theater's West Coast premiere of 'Breakfast with Mugabe'; also, Michel Laprise, director and creator of the Cirque du Soleil show 'Kurios' shares his vision on the new production, which starts its US Tour in San Francisco this weekend; playwright Jonathan Spector, director Christine Young and actor Seton Brown discuss 'In from the Cold' that is being staged at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley; plus conductor Michael Morgan shares details about the November 22 concert of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, for which he is guest conductor.

Open Air with David Latulippe, broadcast live on Thursday, November 13 at 1 pm. Listen now or anytime...

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... 

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...

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… 

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... 

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...

Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe will not just talk to, but also perform live on the air together with flutists Robert Stallman and Isabelle Chapuis, and discuss some upcoming flute-centric performances and masterclasses in the Bay Area. Furthermore, a discussion with actor John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut as the title character in the 1972 production of the musical Pippin, and plays a different role in the cast for the revival production, currently at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco; also, the Berkeley Symphony season opener with a commission from composer Oscar Bettison; and San Francisco Chronicle’s classical music critic Joshua Kosman sharing his music picks for the month of October.

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

Pak Han

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe’s guests are playwright Christopher Chen and director Marissa Wolf, discussing Chen’s play The Late Wedding, which opens the new season at The Crowded Fire Theater; also, founder and director Marilyn Levinson and associate producer Michael Williams of Bay Area Cabaret talk about the new BAC season, which opens with a tribute to songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin); SF Symphony Chorus Director Ragnar Bohlin shares details about the upcoming symphony concerts with music from 2001: A Space Oddyssey, and also about his new professional chamber choir, Capella SF; plus regular contributor Peter Robinson brings us up to speed on book club activities in and around San Francisco.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; broadcast live on Thursday, September 25 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

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