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Lawrence Rickford

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, a 1966 winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, who plays this week with the San Francisco Symphony as part of his 70th birthday grand tour, playing Mozart’s D minor piano concerto, No. 20, from 1785.

Prabhakar Subrahmanyam

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to comedian and politican Tom Ammiano about his show ‘Mincing Words’, opening September 8 at The Marsh SF, in which he discusses his magical mystery venture into the California State Assembly. Also, a conversation with American mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges who makes her San Francisco Opera debut as Bersi in the production of ‘Andrea Chénier’, opening on September 9. Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa stops by to talk about his show ‘Life of the Party’, currently on stage at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Plus, we talk to Usha Srinivasan and Vinita Belani, respectively producer and director of ‘The Conference of the Birds’, a performance based on an ancient Sufi poem in which thirty artists represent ten different dance traditions from four continents.

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

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to singers Brian Mulligan and Stephanie Blythe, who star in SF Opera's premiere of Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd, conducted by Patrick Summers, who is also part of the conversation. Choreographer Lizz Roman, dancer Chris Black and musician/singer Nicole Laby join us in the studio to share details about 'This Beautiful Space - Dancing@ CIVICORPS', opening tomorrow in Oakland, through September 26; and also joining us in the studio is singer Anne Kanengeiser, who performs the role of Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera, currently at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday 10 September at 1pm. Listen now or anytime. 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has a conversation with dancer, actress and comedienne Ananda Bena-Weber who returns to her hometown with her solo show, Fancifool!, on stage at Z Below through June 14. Also, information about the annual Walking Distance Festival on June 5 and 6, which kicks off ODC 2015 season; and about the upcoming concert of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony on June 6 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Plus, tenor Bryan Hymel discusses his upcoming debut at San Francisco Opera as Aeneas in Berlioz’ epic work Les Troyens. Joining him is conductor Donald Runnicles who leads the production, which opens on June 7.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, June 4 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime... 

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...

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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.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, about upcoming Holiday concerts and the rest of the 36th concert season. Baritone Stephen Saxon discusses more choral music by the Stanford Symphonic Chorus, which is collaborating with the Peninsula Symphony for performances of Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service, and  baritone Lucas Meachem talks about his role of Figaro in the current San Francisco Opera production of Rossini's “Barber of Seville”.  Open Air, originally broadcast on Thursday, November 21 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

On this week’s Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer Nolan Gasser and librettist Carey Harrison about their new family opera, The Secret Garden, created by Cal Performances and  SF Opera.