The Front Row

The Front Row, Monday, 12/29/2008

It’s an encore presention of Richard Nunemaker: A Life in Music. Having retired in July 2008 as bass clarinetist & saxophonist with the Houston Symphony, Mr. Nunemaker shares music & stories about the famous directors and other memorable experiences from his past 41 years with the orchestra.

Producer Bob Stevenson & clarinetist/saxophonist Richard Nunemaker (pictured above) reminisce about his audition for the Houston Symphony, with then Music Director André Previn.  Listen  Download

Mr. Nunemaker chats about the days of working with conductors Sergiu Commissiona & Christoph Eschenbach.  Listen  Download

The session continues with Mr. Nunemaker’s stories about playing for Houston school children.  And he plays his signature “warm-up” piece, Duke Ellington’s Come Sunday.  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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