Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

KALW’s weekly magazine of all things - Culturally - considered, hosted by David Latulippe. 

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.

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...

Blithe Spirit ~ Amadeus ~ Mostly British Film Festival

Jan 20, 2015

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. 

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.

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe’s guests are John Fisher, who directs David Mamet’s play ‘The Anarchist’, a Theatre Rhino production at SF’s Eureka Theatre; also, D’Arcy Drollinger, who is writer, director and one of the stars of ‘Sh*t & Champagne -- A Whitesploitation Comedy with Dance’ at The Oasis in San Francisco; Will Giammona and Chris Morrell talk about the current production of 'Avenue Q' at the New Conservatory Theatre Center; plus regular contributor Peter Robinson joins us with his view on some recent cultural offerings, and gives tribute to English rock and blues singer Joe Cocker, who passed away last month.

Open Air with David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, January 8 at 1pm.