The Front Row

The Front Row, Friday, 11/07/2008

Faculty artists from the University of Houston Moores School of Music join us live to perform music by 20th-century American composer Virgil Thomson. We hear about the Blaffer Gallery's current exhibit, Damaged Romanticism, and about Da Camera of Houston’s concert, inspired by that exhibit.

Distinguished UH musicians Jeffrey Lerner (clarinet), Michael Warny (trombone), along with guest artists Aloysia Friedmann (viola), George Chase (trumpet) & Kevin McIntyre (French horn) get together with host St.John Flynn for a live, musical preview of Sunday’s Faculty Recital.
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St.John Flynn chats with Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel, who co-curated the exhibit Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, on view through November 15 at  the UH Blaffer Gallery.  Pictured above is Wangechi Mutu’s Snake Bite, 2004, ink acrylic, collage, sequins on Mylar.  Listen  Download

How is the concept of Damaged Romanticism reflected in music?  Pianist & Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg and composer Karim Al-Zand speak with producer Bob Stevenson about the modern emotions that come through on this Saturday’s Da Camera concert program, in collaboration with the Blaffer.  Listen  Download


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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