The Front Row

The Front Row, 1/10/2008

Got talent? The incredibly talented and unique family of pianists known as The 5 Browns visit their former home-town of Houston and the KUHF studios! We also hear about the Houston Symphony’s newly commisioned piece for trombone, and the Menil Collection offers “Video Now: Artists Working in the Spirit of Bruce Naumann.” Dean Dalton gets […]

Got talent? The incredibly talented and unique family of pianists known as The 5 Browns visit their former home-town of Houston and the KUHF studios! We also hear about the Houston Symphony’s newly commisioned piece for trombone, and the Menil Collection offers “Video Now: Artists Working in the Spirit of Bruce Naumann.”

Dean Dalton gets the scoop on Solstice for Trombone & Orchestra, composed by University of North Texas Professor Cindy McTee and commissioned by the Houston Symphony for Principal Trombonist Allen Barnhill.  It’s the centerpiece on a program that also includes Mozart and Haydn symphonies.  Performances tonight & Saturday, 8 pm, and Sunday, 2:30pm, at Jones Hall.   Listen  Download

The 5 Browns are Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody and Ryan, all Juilliard-trained pianists . . . and brothers and sisters!  They chat with Catherine Lu about the art of performing together and their latest CD, Browns in Blue.  Don’t miss The 5 Browns in concert this Friday, 8 pm, at Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing ArtsListen  Download

This weekend will be the last chance to see A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Naumann in the 1960s at the Menil Collection.  A special free outdoor screening of Naumann-inspired films & vidoes will be featured this Saturday, 8pm, on the Menil lawn.  Menil Curator Franklin Sirmans & Aurora Picture Show’s Andrea Grover chat with Bob Stevenson about the ideas & techniques in these works.   Listen  Download  *Extended Interview*

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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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