Stern Grove Festival

On the July 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about free events, new ways to explore Bay Area neighborhoods, nature walks and hikes. 


The music you’re hearing now is by The Hot Club of San Francisco.

The Hot Club of San Francisco will be opening for Randy Newman on Sunday (06.28) at San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival. It’s the festival’s 78th year, and it’s free, as always. But get there early for good seats. Music starts at 2pm.

This week, San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and conductor Nicola Luisotti talk about the World Premiere of the SF Opera co-commissioned opera “Two Women;” Steven Haines, Executive Director for Stern Grove Festival will be joined in studio by Grammy winning Christian Tumalan, director of Pacific Mambo Orchestra; the Real Vocal String Quartet returns for a live studio visit ; and Peter Robinson shares cinema reviews.  Open Air with David Latulippe, heard live on Thursday, 6/11/15 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

Blues legend Sugar Pie DeSanto still hits the high notes

Jul 10, 2014

She began winning talent shows up and down Fillmore Street at 18, when she weighed just 85 pounds, wore size 3 shoes and went by her given name, Umpeylia Marsema Balinton. 

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...

Today's Local Music: The Stone Foxes

Jun 27, 2012

The 75th season of San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival is underway, and this Sunday’s (07.01) show should have the audience on its feet. The opening act is our featured local music of the day, the feel-good San Francisco band, The Stone Foxes. They’ll be followed by the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans. Tickets are – well, tickets aren’t necessary. Just show up! Music begins about 2pm, and parking is nearly impossible.