Cantare Houston’s Founder-Artistic Director Kevin Riehle tells us about a different approach he’s taking with this year’s holiday concert. Plus, we share live recordings of performances by Cantare, as well as by the Shepherd School Symphony! Houston’s Lawndale Art Center offers some new exhibitions, which we introduce you to also . . .
As college-level musicians face semester finals, we enjoy a past performance by Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Larry Rachleff conducts the opening movement of Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius in this concert, recorded by KUHF on March 24, 2006 in Stude Concert Hall. Listen Download
We get into the holiday spirit with Cantare Houston! Dean Dalton samples music from a past Christmas concert and chats with Founder-Artistic Director Kevin Riehle, who reveals some of this year’s Yuletide delights. Cantare Houston’s 2007 Christmas Concert will be presented in four performances, this Saturday through next Tueday, 7:30pm, at the MFAH’s Audrey Jones Beck Building. Listen Download
Meghan Hendley visits the latest exhibits at Lawndale Art Center. Local artist Brian Piana’s piece, Lawndale Art Center Has Many Friends, is an abstraction of the center’s MySpace webpage. Dallas’ Lily Hanson uses miniature objects in her installation, Differentia. These are two of the four exhibits on view through January 5, 2008 at 4912 Main Street. Listen Download