Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

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

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to young artists from the Merola Opera Program about their roles in the upcoming production of Andre Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”; conductor David Möschler and singer Caitlin Cobb-Vialet talk about the Youth Musical Theater Company’s production of “South Pacific", Stephan Stubbins, co-Executive Director for Transcendence Theater Company, shares details about the third season of ‘Broadway Under the Stars’ at Jack London State Historic Park; and Peter Robinson offers some summer reading suggestions and activities.  Open Air with David Latulippe; originally broadcast on July 10 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Ben Yalom and Debórah Eliezar, artistic directors of the FURY Factory festival of ensemble theater about the visiting companies from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and the Bay Area; Sammy Wegent shares details about Speechless Live, an improvised power point presentation spoof at Public Works; we have a conversation with Terry Baum, star of “Hick: A Love Story, the Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt;” and San Francisco Chronicle's music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month of July.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on July 3, 2014. Listen now or anytime...

This week, actors Rafael Jordan, James Carpenter, and Paul Vincent O'Connor talk about the Aurora Theatre's season closer, David Mamet’s “American Buffalo;” Peter Stein, Senior Programmer for Frameline38 is joined by Jonathan Taieb, director of the film “Stand” which explores Russia’s virulent anti-gay society; Michael Gene Sullivan shares details about this year's San Francisco Mime Troupe's offering; and visual artist Tal Rosner talks about his collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony for performances of Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes.”  Plus, critic Peter Robinson offers a film review of “Jersey Boys” and preview of CalShakes at Orinda.  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 6/26/14 at 1pm.

Photo: Diana Blackwell

This week, conversations with playwright Dezi Gallegos about his one-man show at the Marsh, "God Fights The Plague", and with Christopher White from Mugwumpin.  We’ll also hear about the Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts piece "Number Zero: A Space Opera" at CounterPulse, and get an overview of the 38th Frameline Film Festival from Des Buford, Frameline’s Director of Exhibitions & Programming.  Plus Peter Robinson reviews Modernism at the deYoung and offers a movie review of "Chef".  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 6/19/14 at 1pm.

This week, conversations with Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Joyce Keil, who shares details about the boys’ upcoming concerts here and at Carnegie Hall; Bay Area actress Sharon Rietkirk talks about her role in Stephen Sondheim’s “Marry Me a Little” at Theatreworks in Mountain View; Hershey Felder is back in town, this time as Leonard Bernstein, in a one-man show called “Maestro” at Berkeley Rep.  Also, a talk with Rob Bailis of Cal Performances and composer Uri Caine about the Ojai North concerts this weekend in Berkeley.   Open Air with David Latulippe ~ 6/12/14 at 1pm.

Marco Borggreve

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe speaks with pianist Kirill Gerstein, who is performing Beethoven's second piano concerto with the San Francisco Symphony; composers Mark Alburger and Davide Verotta talk about the upcoming concert 'Across Time and Space' by the SF Composer’s Chamber Orchestra; conductor Dawn Harms tells us about next week’s concert by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony; actor and playwight Dan Hoyle shares details about his new solo show ‘Each and Every Thing’, opening at The Marsh SF; director Erin Merritt and actor Imran Sheikh discuss the West Coast Premiere of 'BRAHMAN/I: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show', presented by The Crowded Fire Theater at Thick House SF. Plus SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman offers his classical music picks for the month of June.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on June 5, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe meets with actor Rod Gnapp and Founding Artistic Director JoAnne Winter to talk about “36 Stories by Sam Shepard” which theater company Word for Word is presenting at Z Below; Artistic Director of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Robert Cole discusses this year’s festival, which is co-produced with The San Francisco Early Music Society; baritone Michael Todd Simpson is in studio to talk about his leading role in the San Francisco Opera’s company production of “Show Boat”, and director, writer and producer Helen de Michiel discusses her film "Lunch, Love, Community", which screens at the San Francisco Green Film Festival and offers an overview of other offerings at the festival.   Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast live on May 29, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

David Allen

This week on Open Air, guest host Sarah Cahill talks to Artistic Director Celia Fushille from Smuin Ballet about the remaining Bay Area performances of XXCentric, part of Smuin's  Spring Dance Series which closes out the company's 20th Anniversary Season;  solo performer Mark Kenward shares stories from 'Nantucket',  his memoir and solo performance about growing up on the fabled island, currently at the Marsh Berkeley;  Dianne Keogh offers her reviews on theater offerings from the Peninsula and regular contributor Peter Robinson has a literary take on gun culture in the American language.  Open Air, originally broadcast on 22 May 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

Betsy Kershner

This week, Michael Baefsky shares details about the Bay Area Storytelling Festival; conductor Robert Geary offers a preview of this weekend’s Volti chamber chorus concerts, with the world premiere of a piece by composer Ted Hearne, also in the studio; plus Joseph Piazza, conductor of the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, talks about upcoming concerts and the ensemble’s concert tour to Riga this summer.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on May 15, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime. 

Throughout the month of May, KALW will broadcast the full 2013-14 season of the Berkeley Symphony, hosted by David Latulippe. This week, Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Australian composer Brett Dean’s “Carlo,” Haydn’s Cello Concerto #1 with guest soloist Peter Wyrick, Associate Principal Cellist of the SFSymphony, and the Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 of Johannes Brahms.  Monday at 9pm.

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