Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

KALW’s weekly magazine of the performing arts in the Bay Area, featuring live interviews with musicians, choreographers, and actors, with occasional in-studio performances and ticket giveaways.  Produced by Niels Swinkels.

(For segment/guest suggestions, email david@kalw.org.)

 

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.

J. Henry Fair / SF opera

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







This week, conversations with KT Nelson and Brenda Way of ODC/Dance, to talk about their Downtown Season; the award-winning wind quintet The City of Tomorrow will be in the studio for a live performance; a preview of this week’s Peninsula Symphony concerts; plus critic Peter Robinson explores some of the idiosyncrasies of St. Patrick’s Day. David Latulippe is your host.  Originally broadcast on Thursday, March 14 at 1pm.

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This week on Open Air, conversations with director Chris White and sound designer Teddy Hulsker of the Bay Area theater group, Mugwumpin, who will share some of the apocalyptic detail in their latest endeavor, The Great Big Also; a live performance of manic dance music from members of the early music group Cançonièr.  Plus, a look at the classical music month ahead with music critic Joshua Kosman.  David Latulippe hosts. 

On this week’s Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer Nolan Gasser and librettist Carey Harrison about their new family opera, The Secret Garden, created by Cal Performances and  SF Opera.

Update, 2/28/13:  Bill Bennett collapsed on stage during the final performance of the Strauss "Oboe Concerto" on Saturday.  It is with a heavy, heavy, heart that I now report his passing, as announced by the San Francisco Symphony. -David   (My talk with him happens at @45min into the linked audio of Open Air from 2/21/13.)

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