peter robinson

Cal Bach

This week on Open Air, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Paul Flight, Artistic Director of the California Bach Society, about upcoming performances in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Berkeley (Oct 20-22), featuring the ‘Missa Brevis in G Major, BWV 236’; Cantata  ‘Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis’, BWV 21 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750), plus ‘Tristis est anima mea’ by German composer Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722), was Bach’s predecessor as Thomaskantor in Leipzig.

Keith Sutter

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with internationally renowned choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa about the West Coast premiere of her transcendent piece ‘Requiem for a Rose’, which is part of Smuin Ballet’s 24th season opener, ‘Dance Series 01’, to be presented at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco September 29-October 7.

Michael Craig/Pear Theatre

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Caroline Clark, who is director of Sarah Ruhl's funny and insightful comedy ‘In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play’, which opens the 16th season at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View on September 8 (through October 1).

Meghan Moore

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Z Space Playwright-in-Residence Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, about the rolling world premiere of ‘The Making of a Great Moment’, currently at Z Below through August 26.

Tennessee Reed

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with award-winning journalist, poet, songwriter, filmmaker and author Yuri Kageyama, about her project ‘News from Fukushima: Meditation on an Under-Reported Catastrophe by a Poet’, in which she combines poetry, dance, theater, music and film, to remind us of the human stories behind the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, now six years ago. ‘News from Fukushima’ runs this weekend at Z Space in San Francisco.

Steve Disenhof

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Robert Moses about the world premiere of ‘Trick Bags/Trap Doors/Painted Corners’, created by Robert Moses, together with guest choreographers Terence Marling and Latanya d. Tigner.

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with director Robert Kelley about ‘Rags’, a musical saga of immigrant America from the creators of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and ‘Wicked’, currently at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, through April 30.

David Allen

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actresses Stacy Ross and Martha Brigham, who star as controversial 1930’s German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl at different stages in her life in the play ‘Leni’, currently at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, through May 7.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with radio host and standup comedian Maureen Langan about her new solo show ‘Daughter of a Garbageman’, on stage at The Marsh in San Francisco through March 25.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Millie Brooks and Lance Gardner, who play lead roles in the SF Playhouse production of Lucas Hnath’s play ‘The Christians’, described as ‘an unflinching look at faith in America, and its power to unite or divide.’ ‘The Christians’ is directed by Bill English and runs through March 11.

Liz Olson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Cutting Ball Theater’s Artistic Director Paige Rogers, about the production of Ibsen’s masterpiece ‘Hedda Gabler’, directed by Yury Urnov, and starring Britney Frazier, who will both be joining the conversation. ‘Hedda Gabler’ opens this weekend.

Sweet Can Productions

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, who leads the live performances of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, with live actors, an animated backdrop, and Vince Guaraldi’s music, performed by the San Francisco Symphony and the Symphony Chorus, starting December 21.

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actress and singer Laura Michelle Kelly who plays the role of Anna Leonowens in the SHN production of ‘The King and I’, currently at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. 

Robbie Sweeny

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright, performance poet, actor, and Public Radio host Al Letson about ‘Summer in Sanctuary’, his show about his work as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, currently at The Marsh in San Francisco.

J. Norrena

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Music Director Ben Simon  about the upcoming concert of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, which includes the world premiere of a newly commissioned ‘Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra’ by composer Evan Price, who is also in the studio.

Chi Wang

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer/instrument builder Paul Dresher and percussion virtuoso Steven Schick about the music theater production ‘Schick Machine’, this weekend at Z Space in San Francisco.

This week on Open Air, guest host Ashleyanne Krigbaum talks with Philip Watt and jazz guitarist Jack Tone Riordan, about the upcoming live jazz concert and recording sessions of organ trio jazz in Oakland, Sutter Creek and San Francisco. Regular host David Latulippe contributes conversations with Giovanna Sardelli, director of new works for Theatreworks Silicon Valley, which presents its 15th Annual New Works Festival in Palo Alto, starting this weekend through August 21; songwriter Don Currie shares his music for a special forthcoming reunion concert with singer Donna Pilar, on August 20 at the Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson discusses audio books as traveling companions.

Open Air with hosts Ashleyanne Krigbaum and David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, August 11 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…

Foothill Music Theatre

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires, who makes her San Francisco Symphony debut playing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, with conductor laureate Herbert Blomstedt conducting. Also, a conversation with Elkhanah Pulitzer, the first Director of the new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, which opens this weekend in the Veteran's Building. Actor Michael Doppe stops by to discuss his lead role in the Foothill Music Theatre production of ‘She Loves Me’, which is based on the same play that inspired the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan feature film 'You’ve Got Mail'. Plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson shines his light on a variety of cultural offerings from around the Bay Area.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, February 24 at 1pm. 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe is joined by the members of the Black Cedar trio, Kris Palmer, Nancy Kim and Steve Lin, who will perform music for flute, cello and guitar live in the studio. Director Glenn Havlan shares details about the production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, by the Theater of Others at the Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, still showing on May 22, 23,  24, 29, 30 and 31. On the phone is writer, performer, & playwright Echo Brown to talk about her solo show Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters, currently at The Marsh San Francisco. Comedian and satirist Will Durst discusses his latest one-man show, “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG”, this weekend at the Theatre on San Pedro Square in San Jose, and on June 5 and 6 at the Belrose Theatre in San Rafael. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson went to the movies and offers his views on ‘Dior and I’, ‘Iris’ and the exhibit 'Botticelli to Braque, Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland', currently at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, May 21 at 1pm. 

Molly DeCoudreaux

Audio Pending...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe’s guests are: Lisa Steindler, the Artistic Director of Encore Theatre Company, and actress Taylor Jones, who stars in the world premiere of Hookman, a new play by Lauren Yee, at Z Below in San Francisco. Also visiting is Sarah Bush, artistic director of the Sarah Bush Dance Project and the creator of Rocked By Women, a 75-minute multimedia dance theater performance with original composition and sound design by Julie Wolf, this weekend at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland; regular contributor Janos Gereben takes a look at ethnic music around the Bay, and about Romeo and Juliet at the San Francisco Ballet; and critic at large Peter Robinson previews Shakespeare productions that are coming up this summer around the Bay Area.

Open Air with David Latulippe; hear it live on May 7, 2015 at 1pm.