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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts, host David Latulippe welcomes Finnish choreographer Raissa Punkki to talk about her dance company punkkiCo’s new work Controle, her response to the current era of escalating social media frenzy and its “fleshless interaction.”. She is joined by composer and sound designer Aaron Gold.

Ken Levin

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with award-winning playwright Christopher Chen, about the world premiere of his new play ‘You Mean to Do Me Harm’ at San Francisco Playhouse, which runs from June 6 - July 2 and is part of the ‘Sandbox Series’ of new works.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Voices of Music Director Hanneke van Proosdij about the ensemble’s upcoming performance at the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, together with ‘Queen of the Baroque Violin’, Rachel Podger. Also, a conversation with the President of the Cole Porter Society, Noah Griffin, about the birthday celebration for the great songwiter, this weekend at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Magen Solomon, artistic director of the SF Choral Artists stops by to discuss the collaboration with Baroque string ensemble Galax Quartet in ‘21st-Century Baroque’. Christy Bolingbroke  joins us in the studio  to  discuss the   ODC   Summer Season and Walking Distance Festival. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson offers some suggestions for summer reading.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has a conversation with Dutch conductor and Baroque specialist Ton Koopman, who conducts two weeks of music by JS Bach and son CPE Bach at the San Francisco Symphony; French playwright Samuel Gallet and Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose talk about about the American Premiere of Communiqué N°10, which is part of the month-long festival Des Voix... Found in Translation 2014, about French film and theater; and comedian, writer, and actor Bruce Vilanch shares details about his role in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Cole Porter’s “Du Barry Was A Lady.”  Plus, San Francisco Chronicle's music critic Joshua Kosman offers his classical music picks for the month of May.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on May 1, 2014. Listen now or anytime...