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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5:55pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Cabaret ~ The Late Wedding ~ Symphony Chorus and '2001' ~ Book Clubs

Actor Michael Anthony Torres serves as one of six narrators in Christopher Chen’s The Late Wedding.
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...

2:21pm

Tue September 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Anastasio Project ~ Italian Film Festival ~ Orchestra Nostalgico ~ Ideation

The Anastasio Project
Steven Sanchez

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to José Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama about The Anastasio Project, an evening-length multidisciplinary performance which investigates race relations, state brutality and border violence, based on personal experiences of people of color in Oakland; Lido Cantarutti, director of the Italian Film Festival in San Rafael shares details about the upcoming 38th edition, starting next week; musicians Joshua Raoul Brody and Steve Kirk discuss the new cd of Orchestra Nostalgico; and playwright Aaron Loeb talks about his play “Ideation,” which kicks off the 2014-2015 new season for San Francisco Playhouse.  Open Air, broadcast Thursday, September 18, 2014.

7:12pm

Tue September 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

Multiple Mary & Invisible Jane ~ Carl Djerassi ~ Bay Area Rainbow Symphony ~ Cal Shakes

Erin Mei-Ling Stuart and Becca Dean in 'Multiple and Invisible Jane'
Austin Forbord/Rapt Productions

  

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Jo Kreiter about ‘Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane’, an aerial dance in which she explores the experience of older homeless women in San Francisco. This is a collaboration with journalist Rose Aguilar, who will also be in the studio. Furthermore, conversations with chemist, novelist, and playwright Dr. Carl Djerassi, about his upcoming autobiography and two new plays; and with conductor Dawn Harms about her concert with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony this weekend. Regular contributor and critic-at-large Peter Robinson brings us up to speed about goings-on at Cal Shakes.

Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast live on Thursday, September 11 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

4:57pm

Tue September 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Susannah ~ 'Alternative Energy' ~ Classical Music Picks for September ~ Improv Festival

Set design for 'Susannah' at SF Opera.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Jamie Wright, Executive Producer of the 2014 San Francisco Improv Festival; American Bass Raymond Aceto discusses his role debut as traveling preacher Olin Blitch, in San Francisco Opera’s production of ‘Susannah’ by Carlisle Floyd; Bay Area DJ/composer Mason Bates shares details about his piece ‘Alternative Energy’, which is performed by the San Francisco Symphony as part of its ongoing Beethoven/Bates Festival; and SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month ahead.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday September 4, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

9:51am

Wed August 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

Funny Girl ~ Rigoletto in San Jose ~ 'Rapture, Blister, Burn'

Rigoletto at Opera San Jose.
Eric Wolfinger

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Hillbarn Theatre's  new Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers, who directs the musical 'Funny Girl', which opens the new season at Hillbarn in Foster City; Desdemona Chiang talks about her directing debut at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre with 'Rapture, Blister, Burn, a witty comedy which examines the pursuit of happiness in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals; Opera San Jose's new Music Director Joseph Marcheso discusses Verdi's famous masterpiece Rigoletto, with which the Company opens its 2014-15 season; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh brings us up to speed about cultural offerings on the Peninsula. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday August 28 at 1pm; listen now or anytime...

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