The Front Row

The Front Row, Tuesday, 3/25/2008

Sir Neville Marriner discusses the 50th anniversary tour of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with pianist Yuja Wang. Mercury Baroque's Antoine Plante tells us about the U.S. premiere of a piece by Antonio Caldara. Also, castmembers from the Masquerade Theatre give us a preview of their production of Lucky Stiff.

Sir Neville Marriner is the distinguished conductor who founded the esteemed Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 1959. He will lead the ensemble in an 11-city American tour in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Sir Neville is joined in the KUHF studios by pianist Yuja Wang and KUHF’s Afternoon Concert host Chris Johnson. Listen. Download.

Antoine Plante is the Founding Director of Houston’s Mercury Baroque. He talks with KUHF’s Dean Dalton about his ensemble’s U.S. premiere performance of the Missa Commemorationis by Antonio Caldara. Listen. Download.

Castmembers from the Masquerade Theatre production of Lucky Stiff gather in the KUHF Performance Studio for a preview of their latest production. TFR Producer Bob Stevenson hosts the session. Listen. Download.