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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Thu February 12, 2015
Arts & Culture

Xtigone World Premiere ~ Sunday in the Park with George ~ Fiddler on the Roof ~ Valentine's Day

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, the painting that was the inspiration for the musical Sunday in the Park with George.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with director Rhodessa Jones about this weekend’s world premiere of “Xtigone” at the San Francisco African-American Shakespeare Company, together with Sherri Young, AASC Founder & Executive Director; also a conversation with Milissa Carey, who directs Sondheim’s musical “Sunday in the Park with George” at Foothill Music Theatre in Los Altos Hills; Artistic Director Jennifer Boesing of the Youth Musical Theater Company shares details about the production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at YMTC, in which Ethan Ostrow - also in the studio - plays Tevye; plus, critic at large and regular Open Air contributor Peter Robinson offers an ode to Valentine’s Day.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, February 12 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.  


Tue February 3, 2015
Arts & Culture

Economies of Effort: 1 ~ Composer David Conte ~ Chamber Music SF ~ February Music Picks

Cynthia Strauss in the world premiere of Economies of Effort: 1 by the Cid Pearlman / Performance Projects.
Beau Saunders

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to composer David Conte, whose music will be performed this Friday by Capella SF at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; also, choreographer Cid Pearlman shares details about the world premiere of her work Economies of Effort: 1, which opens this week at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco; director Daniel Levenstein of Chamber Music San Francisco discusses upcoming concerts in San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Palo Alto; and classical music writer Janos Gereben joins us in the studio to look ahead at musical offerings for the month of February.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, February 5 at 1pm.


Wed January 28, 2015
Arts & Culture

Where Angels Fear to Tread ~ Enemies: Foreign and Domestic ~ Young People's Symphony Orchestra

Desirée Rogers as Siara, a Somali refugee and the caretaker for the ailing mother of the Mahoney sisters, in Enemies: Foreign and Domestic at Central Works in Berkeley.
Jim Norrena

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Isabelle Ivy, star of Opera San Jose’s world premiere production of the new opera ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread’ by composer Mark Weiser; also, a discussion with founder and co-director Gary Graves about the 25th season at Central Works in Berkeley, which opens with the world premiere of ‘Enemies: Foreign and Domestic’, by playwright Patricia Milton, who is also in the studio; Conductor David Ramadanoff of the Young People's Symphony Orchestra (YPSO) talks about upcoming Winter Concerts in Walnut Creek; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh brings us up to speed about cultural offerings on the Peninsula.

Open Air with host David Latulippe - heard live on Thursday, January 29 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


Tue January 20, 2015
Arts & Culture

Blithe Spirit ~ Amadeus ~ Mostly British Film Festival

Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Bradman, Charles Edwards as Charles Condomine, Susan Louise O’Connor as Edith, Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati, Charlotte Parry as Ruth Condomine and Simon Jones as Dr. Bradman in the North American tour of BLITHE SPIRIT.

This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance is sitting in for David Latulippe, and he will be joined in the studio by Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers of  Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City about the new production of Peter Shafer’s play 'Amadeus'; also, actress Susan Louise O’Connor, who plays the part of Edith in Noël Coward's comic play  Blithe Spirit, currently on stage at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco;  actor-pianist Christopher Tocco discusses his role in the musical comedy '2 Pianos 4 Hands' at TheatreWorks in Mountain View; and regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson discusses the movie American Sniper, plus the upcoming Mostly British Film Festival at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco.

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance; hear it live on Thursday, January 22 at 1pm. 


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.