The Front Row

The Front Row, Wednesday, 6/17/2009

Singers from the Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival perform live! And Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith & pianist Evelyn Chen play for us, joined by conductors Gregory Vajda & Josep Caballé-Domenech, who preview this week’s Summer Symphony Nights concerts.

St.John Flynn chats with the two guest conductors of this week’s Houston Symphony Summer Symphony Nights concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre.  Maestro Gregory Vadja previews his June 18 program, while conductor Joseph Caballé-Domenech talks about his June 20 program, which features Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith [pictured], who plays excerpts in our studio with pianist Evelyn Chen.  Both concerts are free & begin at 8:30pm.  Listen  Download

Members of the 2009 Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival join us live for a musical preview of Women: A Celebartion of the Fair Sex, a 4-in-1 show of miniature operas, June 19 – 21 at Ovations Night Club.  In the studio with host St.John Flynn are Kelli Estes (Artistic Director), Stacy Weber (soprano), Kelly Waguespack (soprano), Danica Dawn Johnston (soprano), Sarah Brindley (mezzo), Nancy Markeloff (mezzo), George Williams (tenor), Oliver Worthington (baritone), Eric Peabody (bass-baritone), Roger Keele & & Jeremy Wood (pianists & Music Directors).  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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