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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe welcomes members of the South Bay Musical Theatre on to the virtual stage of the Corona Radio Theater. Actors Joseph Cloward, Morgan Dayley, Kerie Darner, and Jenni Chapman perform selected scenes from Almost, Maine, a critically acclaimed play by American actor and playwright John Cariani (b. 1969). 

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.

Carol Rosegg

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Lyndie Moe (pictured) and Xavier McKinnon, who play Maureen and Bennie in the 20th anniversary tour of the musical Rent, in town for only two weeks, at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (through June 23). 


KALW Broadcast: Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9pm

(The Thursday, October 4, 2018 Opening Night Concert)

  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
  • Jennifer Higdon: Violin Concerto
  • Anna Clyne: Night Ferry
  • Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Ming Luke, conductor

Benjamin Beilman, violin

Concert program with full details here

This week, host David Latulippe talks with Irma Herrera about her show "Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?" at The Marsh; with conductor Ming Luke about the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra's performances of Antonin Dvorak's rarely heard "The Spectre’s Bride;" and with Kathleen Hermersdorf and her musical collaborator Albert Mathias about the 10th Annual Fresh Festival of Dance.  Plus Peter Robinson talks with Maureen McVey who plays the

Alessandra Mello

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Katie Brayben and Vincent Randazzo about the world-premiere of the musical A Walk on the Moon, at A.C.T’s Theater's Geary Theater through July 1.

Battista Remati

On the first Open Air of this New Year, host David Latulippe talks with Artistic Director Natalie Greene and performer Soren Santos from Live Theater and Performance Ensemble Mugwumpin, about the world premiere of ‘In Event of Moon Disaster,’ an immersive theater experience about space exploration, contingency planning and the watchful eye of the Moon. Co-presented by Z Space in association with Intersection for the Arts, ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ runs through January 28 at Z Below in San Francisco.

Steve Disenhof

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Robert Moses about the world premiere of ‘Trick Bags/Trap Doors/Painted Corners’, created by Robert Moses, together with guest choreographers Terence Marling and Latanya d. Tigner.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with radio host and standup comedian Maureen Langan about her new solo show ‘Daughter of a Garbageman’, on stage at The Marsh in San Francisco through March 25.

Bill Hocker

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actress Kathleen Chalfant, about the current Berkeley Rep production of “For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday” in which she stars. Also, a conversation with conductor Ming Luke and tenor Brian Thorsett, about the upcoming (June 3-5) Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra’s performance of Britten’s “War Requiem” – Thorsett will also talk about his role in Curious Flight’s production of Mark Blitztein’s “Airborne Symphony”, this coming weekend.  Actor Corey Fischer stops by to discuss his show “Lightning in the Brain” at The Marsh SF, through July 9; and Rob Melrose and Paul Walsh share details about August Strindberg’s “A Dreamplay”, in a new translation at the Cutting Ball Theatre, opening this weekend.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, May 26 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

Today's Local Music: Brian Thorsett

May 10, 2016
Courtesty of Brian Thorsette

Brian Thorsett has been described as having “a deeply moving, resonant, and unblemished voice.”

Thorsett, who has studied at a variety of Bay Area music programs, will be accompanied on piano by Ming Luke, Music Director of the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra.

The performance is a fundraiser for the Chorus & Orchestra, taking place Saturday, May 14, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley. Music starts at 2pm.