Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

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

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Martin Seggelke, conductor and Artistic Director of the new San Francisco Wind Ensemble, about the upcoming concert on November 16; Actor Sean Thompson, who currently plays the lead role in the 42nd Street Moon production of Rodgers and Hart's musical I Married An Angel  stops by, together with stage director Greg MacKellan; conductor Michael Morgan reflects on the 25th anniversary season of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and SF Chronicle classical music critic Joshua Kosman offers his concert picks for the month of November.  Open Air with host David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday, November 7, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Rosanna Gamson, creator of 'Layla Means Night', a provocative new work based on the Scheherazade legend that creates a Middle Eastern haunted house over all three floors of ODC Theater. The original score is created by Persian master musicians Houman Pourmehdi and Pirayeh Pourafar, who will be performing live in the studio, together with singer Alireza Shahmohammadi. Plus, conductor Joshua Gersen and producer and journalist Steven C. Smith, who is an expert on film composer Bernard Herrmann,  discuss live performances by the San Francisco Symphony accompanying classic Hitchcock films.  And Peter Robinson offers some background on the Halloween holiday and traditions.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday October 31 -Halloween- at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski, who is performing  with the San Francisco Symphony, playing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto nr. 3; director Mitchell Altieri talks about the naturalistic horror stage play “Grand Guignol” that he is directing at Z Space, and we have a live in-studio performance by members of  Klezmer trio Veretski  Pass, which will be performing this weekend in Berkeley as part of KlezCalifornia’s Yiddish Culture Festival.  Plus, a preview and ticket giveaway for this weekend's Peninsula Symphony performances.  Open Air ~ Originally broadcast on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

Host David Latulippe talks with playwright Basil Kreimendahl, whose absurdist play Sidewinders receives its World Premiere opening the Cutting Ball Theater’s 15th season.  Director Graham Smith also a part of that conversation. Female impersonator Randy Roberts shares details about his musical appearances at the Alcove Theater and Martuni’s.  Plus music previews of this weekend’s San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s sixth annual San Francisco Music Day, a musical feast happening at the SF Conservatory of Music.  Open Air ~ Thursday 10/17 at 1pm.

This week, choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses highlights from his long career in dance, and details about the exhibition of his works and other events that are part of the month-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Also, members of the local early music group Ostraka share part of their program for the opening of the San Francisco Early Music Society's 2013-14 season, and critic Peter Robinson offers a sneak preview of the major David Hockney exhibit that opens on October 26 at the de Young Museum Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday, October 10 at 1pm.

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This week, host David Latulippe is in conversation with composer and vocalist Lisa Bielawa about the "Crissy Broadcast" - a site-specific composition that will be performed by hundreds of musicians at Crissy Field in San Francisco later this month; Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado shares details about his concert programs with the San Francisco Symphony which explores the music of Felix Mendelssohn and Thomas AdesLauren Gunderson and Marissa Wolf discuss their roles as playwright and director of "The Taming" at Crowded Fire Theater - a timely take on political rhetoric; and SF Chronicle's music critic Joshua Kosman offers his classical music picks for the month ahead.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday October 3, 2013 at 1pm.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area actors Craig Marker and Gabe Marin talk about their roles in the SF Playhouse production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; composer Michael Daugherty talks about his residency with the New Century Chamber Orchestra; actor/director Russell Blackwood shares details about Shocktoberfest 14 at the Hypnodrome, which will commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Jack The Ripper Murders; and we wrap up the Architecture and the City festival which closes this weekend with Home Tours.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday September 26 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

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This week, host David Latulippe talks with actor and vaudevillian Geoff Hoyle about his solo-performance “Geezer” which is back at The Marsh SF; Tony Award winning director Frank Galati discusses his adaptation of the musical  “1776” currently at ACT, and acoustical consultant Josh Cushner talks about his upcoming workshop on Acoustic Wayfinding, developed together with blind architect Chris Downey, about how to improve architectural design in such a way that the visually impaired can successfully navigate buildings without exclusively relying on technology. Plus, regular contributor Peter Robinson shares his memories of poet Seamus Heany and broadcaster David Frost.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday, September 19 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

This week, Bay Area Cabaret founder and director Marilyn Levinson talks to host David Latulippe about the Cabaret's 10th Anniversary Season that opens with a Gala on September 21 at the Venetian room of the Fairmont; New Voices composer Zosha Di Castri shares her music and details about the West Coast Premiere of her work, Lineage, being performed this week at the San Francisco Symphony; and we continue our Architecture and the City series with architect Mark Cavagnero, who talks about the 50th anniversary of the iconic Marin County Civic Center, and the new building for SFJAZZ, which he designed.  Open Air with David Latulippe. Open Air, originally broadcast on  Thursday 9/12 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with conductor/violinist Dawn Harms about the upcoming concert of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony and her work at San Francisco Opera; local historian Lorri Ungaretti enlightens us about San Francisco's Sunset District for the ongoing Architecture and the City festival; and bass Ildar Abdrazakov talks about his title role in SF Opera’s production of Mephistopheles.  Plus, SF Chronicle music critic Joshua Kosman offers his classical picks for the month ahead, and Dianne Keogh shares her take on, amongst others, the production of Monty Python's Spamalot at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday, September 5 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Margie O'Driscoll, Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter, for a preview of the month-long Architecture and the City Festival; Deborah Cullinan talks about her new job as Executive Director of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Charith Premawardhana shares some info about the Classical Revolution chamber music festival, happening in various venues during the month of September.  Plus, Peter Robinson highlights some fall offerings from PBS. Open Air, Originally broadcast on Thursday, August 29. Listen now or anytime.

photo: David Allen


This week on Open Air, conversations with playwright George Brant, whose new work “Grounded” is being staged at SF Playhouse - we’ll also have actress Lauren English on hand; conductor Robert Geary shares thoughts on his upcoming concerts with the SF Choral Society of Haydn’s “The Seasons”; Word for Word co-founders Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter discuss their production of ‘In Friendship: Stories by Zona Gale’; and guitarist Julio Reyes offers a live preview of his upcoming concert at Old First Church (perhaps with a spontaneous collaboration with host/flutist David Latulippe).  Op






Frances Wallace, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Programmer for Frameline, talks about the 37th Frameline Film Festival, cast members from "Sylvia" talk about their production of the A.R. Gurney play at the Ft. Mason Theatre, and Dalit Hadass Warshaw shares her theremin music that will be performed with members of the San Francisco Symphony.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast 6/20/13 at 1pm.

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This week, baritone Nathan Gunn and composer Mark Adamo talk about the San Francisco Opera premiere of Adamo’s “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene”; actors from the Aurora Theatre talk about their season closer “This is how it goes”; and composer Eleanor Aversa with music director Magen Solomon discuss the upcoming San Francisco Choral Artists' concert, which will feature world premieres by Aversa, Jos

Photo: Curtis Finger


 



Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances, Op. 45,” the world premiere of “Alfama” by Portuguese composer Andreia Pinto-Correia, and the Lutoslawski “Cello Concerto” with cellist Lynn Harrell.  Recorded live at Zellerbach Hall on February 7, 2013.  David Latulippe is your host.  Sunday at 4pm, Monday at 10pm.

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The musicians of the San Francisco Symphony will present a Solidarity Concert in support of the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, who have been locked out for seven months while negotiating contract agreements.  San Francisco Symphony Principal Bassoonist Stephen Paulson will conduct:

  • COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  • HOLST: St. Paul’s Suite
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Fifth Symphony

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7pm


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