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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Mon March 26, 2012
Open Air March 29

Open Air March 29

Shinji Eshima

Alan talks with composer Shinji Eshima about his score for Yuri Possokhov's "RAkU" for the San Francisco Ballet, and he concludes his conversation with composer/conductor Carl Davis, who created the score for Abel Gance's silent masterpiece "Napoleon."


Tue March 20, 2012
Open Air 3/22/12

Napoleon...complex! This week on Open Air

On this week's Open Air, host Alan Farley talks with conductor/composer Carl Davis, who has created the score for the upcoming showings of Abel Gance’s epic silent film, Napoleon, which will be screened at the Paramount in Oakland this weekend as part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.   Alan also visits with members of Musiaque, a group of musical peacemakers from the Middle East.  Thursday at 1pm.


Mon March 19, 2012
Open Air March 22

Open Air March 22

Carl Davis

Alan talks with composer and conductor Carl Davis about his score for Abel Gance's silent masterpiece, "Napoleon," which he is conducting for screenings of the epic for  the next two weekends at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.


Fri March 16, 2012
I Love to Rhyme - Friday at 10pm

"I Love to Rhyme" - The Lyrics of Ira Gershwin

Friday at 10pm Alan Farley continues his series of programs on the lyrics of Ira Gershwin with Gershwin biographer Philip Furia.  This week, they conclude their look at "The Firebrand of Florence," the musical based on the life of Benvenuto Cellini that Ira wrote with Kurt Weill. They also discuss "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim," the film for which Ira wrote lyrics to music by his late brother George. (Voicebox returns next week.)

Pictured: Earl Wrightson as Cellini, with Beverly Tyler, from the 1944 Broadway production of "The Firebrand of Florence".


Tue March 13, 2012
Open Air March 15

Open Air March 15

Jeremy Denk

Alan talks with pianist Jeremy Denk, who is playing a featured role in the san Francisco Symphony's American mavericks Festival, performing music of Henry Cowell and Lukas Foss. He also talks with Russell Blackwood, Artistic Director of Thrillpeddlers, about their revival of "Hot Greeks," the 1972 Cockettes'  musical comedy.