The Front Row

The Front Row, Friday, 1/30/2009

Living legend Maya Angelou — acclaimed writer, performer, activist — chats about her remarkable life & career. Members of Col Canto perform live for us! And we preview Songs of the Earth, Da Camera’s program celebrating Asian & Western classical music traditions.

Producer Bob Stevenson talks by phone with Dr. Maya Angelou, whose latest book is Letter to My Daughter, in anticipation of her Houston appearance on the Brilliant Lecture SeriesListen  Download

Tenor Jason Oby, Artistic Director of Col Canto, and soprano Tracy Rhodus perform songs from Shades of Twilight, Lines of Gold, as musicologist Dr. Yvonne Kendall discusses this concert program of works for voice and string quartet.  Also in the studio are violinist Kurt Johnson & pianist Jane Perkyns.  St.John Flynn hosts the live session.  Listen  Download

Da Camera of Houston’s Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg and guest conductor Gregory Vajda chat with KUHF’s Catherine Lu about Songs of the Earth, an “East meets West”-inspired program of works by Debussy, Mahler and Zhou Long.  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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