The Front Row

The Front Row, Tuesday, 6/16/2009

We meet violinist Gao Can, Fourth Prize winner of the 2009 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition! We also hear Mr. Gao’s Finals-Round performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5. Plus, Dancepatheatre Artistic Director Sara Draper describes Memories of Spain.

Host St.John Flynn goes backstage at Stude Concert Hall to chat with 27 year-old Chinese violinist Gao Can [pictured], as he prepares for the Finals Round of the 2009 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist CompetitionListen  Download

Violinist Gao Can went on to win the Jean Whitbread Kucera Fourth Prize at the Ima Hogg Competition for this performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.  Recorded live during the Finals Round on June 6, 2009 at Stude Concert Hall, Mr. Gao is accompanied by the Houston Symphony & conductor Christoph CampestriniListen

Artistic Director & Choreographer Sarah Draper talks with producer Bob Stevenson about her Dancepatheatre‘s production, Memories of Spain, coming to the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall on Saturday, June 20, 8pm.  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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