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Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm

KALW’s weekly magazine of the performing arts in the Bay Area, featuring live interviews with musicians, choreographers, and actors, with occasional in-studio performances and ticket giveaways.  Produced by Niels Swinkels.

(For segment/guest suggestions, email david@kalw.org.)

 

On this week's Open Air, a talk (by phone) about what the cancellation of virtually all performing arts venues have on various artists, including a talk with conductor Martin West about the San Francisco Ballet, with Bill English, co-founder of San Francisco Playhouse, and with freelance musicians Mads Tolling and Matt Szemela.  Plus regular contributor Peter Robinson shares possible home and outdoor activities during "shelter in place".

Mario Parnell

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts in times of Coronavirus, host David Latulippe talks with AJ Baker, founder and executive artistic director of 3Girls Theatre Company, about their 8th New Works Festival, titled Hindsight is 2020: Reimagining Women’s History The festival runs from runs from March 20-29 at Z Below (470 Florida St.) in San Francisco. 

Matthew Murphy

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, activist, international rock star, and 17-time Grammy Award-winner Sting (pictured, center), who is in town to star in his own new musical, The Last Ship,    playing at the Golden Gate Theatre (1 Taylor St.) in San Francisco, through March 22.

Jeremy Daniel

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Lorenzo Pugliese and Daria Pilar Redus (pictured), who play the parts of SpongeBob SquarePants and his squirrel girlfriend Sandy Cheeks, in The SpongeBob Musical, which is in town through February 16. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Susi Damilano (pictured, left), star of the new production of Tiny Beautiful Things  at SF Playhouse - and also the company’s producing director. Performances are through March 7 at SF Playhouse (450 Post St.) in San Francisco. 

Ashima Yadav

This week, on another web-exclusive edition of Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with co-founder and director Vinita Sud Belani from theatre company EnActe Arts, about The Case of the Vanishing Firefish, a fantasy fiction voyage inspired by both Harry Potter  and The Da Vinci Code

Hershey Felder Presents

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with concert pianist, actor, and author Mona Golabek, about her one-woman show The Pianist of Willesden Lane, presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (500 Castro St.) in Mountain View, through February 16. 

Mimi’s Suitcase - PolySHAMory - The Violins of Hope

Jan 15, 2020
Diaspora Arts Connection

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with multilingual playwright and actor Ana Bayat, about her one-woman show, Mimi's Suitcasean autobiographical story about identity, immigration, women’s rights, and involuntary displacement. 

This week on Open Air, KALW's weekly radio magazine of the performing arts, host David Latulippe will be talking with choreographer/performer Kathleen Hermesdorf about San Francisco’s 11th annual FRESH Festival of Experimental Dance, Music + Performance, held over three weekends from January 6 - 26 at the Joe Goode Annex (401 Alabama St.) in San Francisco.

Lance Huntley

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts, guest host Leah Garchik talks about the African-American Shakespeare Company's unique annual holiday offering of Cinderellawith AASC founder and executive director Sherri Young and lead actress Funmi Lola (pictured). Cinderella, the often told tale of a scullery maid determined to take her life into her own hands and make it better, runs for 4 performances, December 20-22 at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. 

Matthew Murphy

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Noah Griffin talks with actors John Skelley and Benjamin Papac (pictured) about the exclusive West Coast production of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, in which they play the parts of Harry Potter, and his son, Albus Potter. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child runs at San Francisco’s Curran Theater (445 Geary St.) in San Francisco, through June 20, 2020. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Rinabeth Apostol (pictured, right) and Ryan Drummond (left), who are the lead actors in the San Francisco Playhouse production of Groundhog Day the Musical, which runs through January 18, 2020 at SF Playhouse (450 Post Street) in San Francisco. 

Martin Girard

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cellist and singer Amanda Zidow (pictured), who plays the role of the Island Queen Prospera, in Cirque du Soleil’s production Amaluna, currently visiting the Bay Area. 

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Meera Rohit Kumbhani (pictured, left) and Avanthika Srinivasan (right), cast members of the world premiere of Testmatch, which runs at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater through December 8. 

Steve McNicholas

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the co-creators of the international percussion sensation STOMP, which is in town for eight performances only, this week through November 10, at American Conservatory Theater’s (A.C.T.) Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) in San Francisco. 

Vince Thomas

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Renée Kemp will be talking to director Ely Sonny Orquiza, actor Alan Quismorio (pictured, right), and Theater Rhino staff member Joe Tally, about the world premiere production of Driven, by local playwright Boni Alvarez. Performances are at Theater Rhino’s new Castro location (Spark Arts, 4229 18th St.), running through November 17. 

David DeSilva

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe will talk to Marc Brew, artistic director of AXIS Dance Company, and London-based choreographer Arthur Pita, about in·ter·twine, AXIS’ 2019 Fall Home Season, at Z Space in San Francisco, on October 25, 26 and 27. 

Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with American bass-baritone Michael Sumuel (pictured) about his title role in the current production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the San Francisco Opera, which runs at the War Memorial Opera House through November 1. 

AASC

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors L. Peter Callender and Michael Ray Wisely (pictured), about the production of Shakespeare’s Othello by the African American Shakespeare Company (AASC), which runs from October 12-27 at the Marine’s Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) in San Francisco, opening the company’s 25thseason.

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cast members Michelle Beck (pictured, center) and Rosie Hallett (left) of Top Girls, the season opener at the American Conservatory Theater, ongoing through October 13.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with young San Francisco cellist Oliver Herbert (pictured), who makes his subscription concert debut with the San Francisco Symphony, playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major. Performances are on September 26, 27 and 28 (8pm) at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Ave) in San Francisco. 

San Francisco Early Music Society

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with the members of the Costanoan Trio (Derek Tam, fortepiano; Cynthia Black, violin; Frédéric Rosselet, cello), which opens the new season of the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS), with concerts in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco. 

Evan Zimmerman, Murphymade

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actress Joy Franz (pictured, with Victoria Bingham as Little Anastasia), who plays the Dowager Empress in the touring production of Anastasia, the musical, which runs through September 29 at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. 

Alastair Muir/Glyndebourne Productions Ltd.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Lawrence Renes (pic 2) and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn (pic 3), from the San Francisco Opera production of Benjamin Britten’s provocative and challenging opera Billy Budd

Eileen Fisher

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with English theatre artist Tina Taylor in her capacity as artistic director of Theatre Lunatico, about the company’s production of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy, Titus Andronicus, which opens on August 30. 

Mark & Tracy Photography

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Caitlin McGinty and Dan Demers, both part of the production of the hilarious maritime musical Anything Goes, at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City (Aug 30 - Sept 15). 

Kristen Loken

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Greg Eldridge, apprentice stage director at the 2019 Merola Opera Program, which concludes its summer festival with the Merola Grand FinaleThis concert features the 29 young artists (pictured) who are part of the program and who have been selected from more than 800 international applicants. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Baker Peeples, resident music director of the Lamplighters Musical Theatre, about current performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, in venues around the Bay Area. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with West Edge Opera’s general director Mark Streshinsky, about the company’s 2019 Summer Festival, which runs from August 3 - 18 at the Bridge Yard (pictured), a newly renovated industrial facility in Oakland, where the Bay Bridge meets the waterfront.

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