Switchboard Music Festival

Lenny Gonzales

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe welcomes Annie Philips, co-director of the Switchboard Music Festival, to discuss this weekend’s festival at the Brava Theater in San Francisco, and she brought the members of the Real Vocal String Quartet who will also play live in the studio; also, Greg MacKellan, Artistic Director of 42nd Street Moon stops by to talk about a new production that he directs of the musical Nick & Nora, its first since the 1991 Broadway premiere; husband and wife team Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller from The Independent Eye visit to discuss their adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear for which they built and operate (as rest of the cast) almost 30 self-built puppets, ranging in size from finger puppets to life-size specimen; plus, regular contributor and Classical Music Writer Janos Gereben looks ahead at interesting musical events in the month of April.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday April 2 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Judy Smith, Artistic Director and co-founder of AXIS Dance Company, and choreographer Linda K. Johnson about the AXIS 2014 Home Season; we hear live music from the Mobius guitar trio, part of the Switchboard Music Festival line-up, and festival co-director Annie Philips talks about the Festival and some of the other performers; conductor Martin Seggelke returns to talk about the San Francisco Wind Ensemble’s last concert of the season; and Peter Robinson helps us celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, including a preview of this year’s Oregon Shakespeare FestivalOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.