Berkeley Symphony

Gregory Goode

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to cellist Jennifer Kloetzel of the Cypress String Quartet, which is celebrating its 20th and final season by offering a series of pop-up concerts around San Francisco called ‘Beethoven in the City’. Unfortunately, the  planned conversation with Monique Hafen, who plays Charity in the Hillbarn production of the musical ‘Sweet Charity’, opening this weekend, could not take place because of an injury that the actress sustained. Actors John Walker and Pamela Gaye Walker stop by to discuss the world premiere of The Empty Nesters’ at Z Below in San Francisco. Native San Franciscan composer Mark Grey shares details about the premiere of his ‘Frankenstein Symphony’ with the Berkeley Symphony under Music Director Joana Carneiro; and regular contributor and critic at Large Peter Robinson reviews the new movie Francofonia.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday afternoon, May 5, 2016, at 1pm. Listen now or  anytime...

Monday, May 2 at 9pm:  The Berkeley Symphony’s season opening concert from 10/14/15.  Music Director Joana Carneiro with Ravel’s “Bolero,” “Laterna Magica” by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, and Hector Berlioz’s song cycle “Les nuits d'été” sung by Simone Osborne.

Monday, May 9 at 9pm:  The U.S. premiere of “Fachwerk” by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, featuring bayan (classical accordion) player Geir Draugsvoll, brass works by Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrieli, and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” (from 12/3/15).

Pier Andrea Morolli

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with pianist Garrick Ohlsson about his upcoming concerts at Cal Performances, featuring the music of Beethoven, Schubert en Granados. Also, a conversation with actress Adrienne Eller, about her role in ‘A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder’ at the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco; and Norwegian bayan (classical accordion) player Geir Draugsvoll offers a studio performance in anticipation of his featured role in this week's Berkeley Symphony concert.  Plus, a touch of music of the holiday season from local composers.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Hear it live on Thursday, December 3 at 1pm.

KALW is a media sponsor for the Berkeley Symphony, which presents "Homage," the third concert of its 2014-15 season at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday, April 30th at 8pm.  Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Mozart's "Requiem" and choruses from "The Death of Klinghoffer" by John Adams with the University and Chamber Choruses of the University of California Berkeley and soloists Jacquiline Piccolino, Zanda Švēde, Michael Dailey, and Anthony Reed.

Final broadcast:  Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the Berkeley Symphony in the Bay Area Premieres of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx, and Kaija Saariaho’s Adriana Songs with mezzo soprano Laura Krumm.  Plus, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.  David Latulippe hosts.  (This final concert of the Berkeley Symphony's 2013-14 season was recorded 5/1/14 in Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.)  Monday, May 26, 2014 at 9pm.

Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the Berkeley Symphony in Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite,” Felix Mendelssohn’s 3rd symphony, and the World Premiere of Samuel Adams’ “Violin Concerto,” with Anthony Marwood as soloist.  David Latulippe is your host.  (Recorded on February 6, 2014 in Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.)  Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9pm.

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.

Jessica Palopoli

This week, during the Public Radio Party Edition of Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Rebecca Seeman, director of Chamber Chorus Sacred & Profane, about their upcoming Spring concert, which is a tribute to the late and great Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson; also stopping by is Joana Carneiro, music director of the Berkeley Symphony; and Steven Haines, executive director of Stern Grove Festival will talk about the upcoming season of Grove offerings; and director Amy Glazer shares her vision of “Seminar” currently at the San Francisco Playhouse.  Plus, regular contributor and critic-at-large Peter Robinson offers some cultural reviews and a preview of the Tiburon Film Festival.  Open Air on KALW, originally broadcast on May 8, 2014; listen now or anytime...

Guest conductor Gerard Schwarz leads the orchestra in Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” the Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto with pianist Alessio Bax, and the World Premiere of Edmund Campion’s “Ossicles.”  David Latulippe is your host for these broadcasts, which will continue through the month of May.  Monday 5/5 at 9pm.

KALW is a media sponsor for the Berkeley Symphony, which presents its final concert of the 2013-14 season on Thursday, May 1st at 8pm in Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.  Music Director Joana Carneiro will lead the orchestra for Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, the Bay Area Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen's "Nyx,"  and Kaija Saariaho's "Adriana Songs," with soprano soloist Laura Krumm.  More information at  KALW will broadcast the orchestra's entire 2013-14 season of concerts beginning Monday May 5 at 9pm, continuing through

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with stage director Andrew Nance and actor Robert Rushin about the US stage premiere of My Beautiful Laundrettewhich is set in the tumultuous years of Margaret Thatcher's England, at the New Conservatory Theatre Center; San Francisco Symphony's Associate Principal Cellist Peter Wyrick shares his thoughts on taking a solo turn with the Berkeley Symphony in Haydn's Cello Concerto no. 1; the SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman discusses his musical picks for the month of December; and Open Air's critic at large Peter Robinson contributes a segment on Tin Pan Alley. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on December 5, 2013 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

Dave Weiland

KALW is pleased to continue its exclusive broadcast partnership with the Berkeley Symphony by presenting its concert from March 28, 2013.  For that final concert of their 2012-13 season, music director Joana Carneiro led the orchestra in the world premiere of Steven Stucky's "The Stars and the Roses" with tenor Noah Stewart singing orchestral settings of the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz, and Anton Bruckner's epic Symphony No.4 "Romantic".  KALW's David Latulippe hosts the broadcast.  Monday, September 16 at 9pm.

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.


KALW continues its exclusive partnership with the Berkeley Symphony for a broadcast that was recorded in Zellerbach Hall in December, dedicated to longtime KALW host, Alan Farley.  Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the symphony in Robert Schumann's "Symphony No.2," Gyorgi Ligeti's "Piano Concerto," with Shai Wosner as soloist, and the World Premiere of Berkeley native Dylan Mattingly's "Invisible Skyline."  David Latulippe hosts the broadcast.  Sunday at 4pm; Monday at 9pm.

Broadcast of the opening concert of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra from October of this year.  Music director Joana Carneiro led the ensemble in Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question”, and the World Premiere of Paul Dresher’s “Concerto for Quadrachord”, played by the composer (pictured) on an instrument he invented.  David Latulippe hosts the broadcast, with special interview features.   Sunday 12/2 at 4pm; Monday 12/3 at 9pm. 

"A Hungarian Excursion"- Guest Conductor Edwin Outwater, with soprano soloist Jessica Rivera and the San Francisco Girls Chorus present the World Premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's "Holy Sisters." Also on the program: Kodály's "Dances of Galánta" and Bartók's "Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta."  David Latulippe is guest host.   Sunday from 4-6pm.  (Bullseye and Selected Shorts return next week.)