The Front Row

The Front Row, Friday, 4/24/2009

Violinists Matthew Detrick & Timothy Peters of the Apollo Chamber Players perform music from their Homage to Mendelssohn concert. British director David Rocksavage talks about his film, Shadows in the Sun. And we meet pianist John Wustman, “The Dean of American Accompanists.”

Violinists Matthew Detrick & Timothy Peters [pictured right to left; photo courtesy of the artists], co-founders of the Apollo Chamber Players, play music of Bach and Schubert — and tell us what those composers have to do with Mendelssohn! — as they preview the ensemble’s Homage to Mendelssohn concert, this Saturday night at Bethany Christian Church.  KUHF’s Catherine Lu hosts the session.  Listen  Download

A family goes to visit their dying grandmother, only to discover a mysterious young man living with her.  What does he want from her, and them?  British director David Rocksavage introduces Shadows in the Sun to our producer Bob Stevenson.  This new independent feature film screens this weekend at WorldFest – The Houston International Film FestivalListen  Download

Host St.John chats with distinguished pianist John Wustman about the Art of Accompaniment.  As The Dean of American Accompanists, Mr. Wustman has worked with the great singers of 20th Century, including Luciano Pavarotti, Birgit Nilsson & Carlo Bergonzi.  Masterclasses with John Wustman are this Saturday, 2 – 5pm, at Houston Community College NW – Town & Country campus and this Sunday, 2 – 5pm, at the University of St. Thomas’ Cullen Hall.  Tickets at the door.  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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