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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Joe Estlack and Marilee Talkington about the world premiere of ‘Little Erik’ at the Aurora Theatre Company. 

Freely adapted from Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, this new play, developed at Aurora, grapples with the unsolvable mysterious forces that bind marriage, family, nature, and technology to our deepest hopes and dreams. Also, a conversation with conductor Edwin Outwater, who leads an eclectic program with an ‘exotic’ theme at the San Francisco Symphony, including works by Weber, Busoni, and Hindemith, and Saint-Saëns and featuring pianist Stephen Hough. And we hear from the lead actors from Hillbarn Theatre’s upcoming production of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’, opening on January 22. 

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, January 28 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Amy Freed and director Art Manke about ‘The Monster Builder’, which opened last weekend at the Aurora Theatre. Actors Carrie Paff and Gabe Marin share details about ‘Stage Kiss’, a romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl at the San Francisco Playhouse; Broadway star James Snyder drops by to talk about his role in the touring production of ‘If/Then’ at the Orpheum; composer Stacy Garrop and conductor Bob Geary talk about the world premiere of ‘Terra Nostra’, a multi-part oratorio for chorus, children’s chorus, string orchestra, piano, percussionists and soloists, commissioned and performed this weekend by The San Francisco Choral Society. Plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson muses on the month of November.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; Heard live on November 12, 2015 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

 On this week's Open Air, you'll hear about the Hillbarn Theatre's production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" from actors David Blackburn and Tracy Chiappone; and about the new seasons of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble and the Aurora Theatre, which opens its season with the Bay Area Premiere of Marisa Wegrzyn's Mud Blue Sky - we'll hear from the three female leads who star as flight attendants in the production, Rebecca Dines, Jamie Jones, and Laura Jane Bailey. Also, a live studio performance from Brenden Guy and the On Found Sound String Quartet, prior to their Saturday appearance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Tom Ross and Joy Carlin, about Aurora Theatre Company’s production of ‘Talley’s Folly’, the first play of ‘The Talley Trilogy’ by one of the most prolific and revered American playwrights of the 20th century, Lanford Wilson; also a conversation with artistic director Lisa Bielawa of the SF Girls Chorus about the West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, based on a text by Bertolt Brecht; Russian-German pianist Igor Levit discusses his debut with the San Francisco Symphony, led by conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K.271; plus, soprano Morgan Harrington talks about her performance at the Sing for America concert at the Palace of Fine Arts this weekend.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday March 16 at 1pm. 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.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe meets Cindy Goldfield, who directs “Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical”, currently playing at Thick House in San Francisco; Nicole Paiement, artistic Director and conductor of Opera Parallèle discusses the melding of Francis Poulenc and Kurt Weill in "Mahagonny Songspiel/Les mamelles de Tirésias"; Programmer Sean Uyehara gives an overview of what the San Francisco International Film Festival has to offer; actors Beth Wilmurt and Michael Ray Wisely talk about their roles in “The Letters” - a suspenseful psychological thriller at the Aurora Theatre; and regular contributor and critic-at-large Peter Robinson stops by with a tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on April 24, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to actors Dan Hiatt and Michael Stevenson, along with director Josh Costello, about the witty play 'Wittenberg' at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley;  Sheri Greenawald, director of the San Francisco Opera Center, discusses the upcoming Schwabacher Recitals involving singers from the Merola Opera Program; and San Francisco Symphony's Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt talks about his return to Davies Symphony Hall for concerts which include Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony. Regular contributor Peter Robinson shines his light on some recent and upcoming cultural offerings. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on March 27, 2014. Listen now or anytime.

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This week, host David Latulippe talks to actresses Jamie Jones and Stacy Ross about their roles, respectively as mother and teacher in Gidion’s Knot, now playing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley; we have a backstage visit with pianist Hélène Grimaud, who is in town to play the Brahms piano concerto no 1 with the San Francisco Symphony;  performer/comedian Marga Gomez talks about her tenth solo play, Lovebirds, currently presented at The Marsh SF; and San Francisco Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month ahead. 

Open Air with David Latulippe; originally broadcast on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1pm.

This week on Open Air, Aurora Theater Artistic Director Tom Ross and veteran Bay Area actor, director, and teacher Robert Parsons share details about Aurora's current production, A Bright New Boise; conductor Cyrus Ginwala offers a preview of this weekend’s Bay Area Rainbow Symphony concerts, and critics-at-large Peter Robinson and Dianne Keogh share their take on cultural happenings in the Bay Area. Open Air with David Latulippe, Originally broadcast on Thursday November 14 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

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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

Host David Latulippe talks with playwright Anthony Clarvoe of the Aurora Theatre who talks about the World Premiere of his play “Our Practical Heaven,” and Jeanne Johnson of the early music ensemble “Music of the Spheres” shares details about their upcoming concerts, which are being billed as a “Valentine from the French Baroque.”  Violin soloist James Ehnes talks about his SF Symphony performances of Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole, and the superiority of the SF Symphony is extolled (vs.