The Front Row

The Front Row, Wednesday, 11/11/2009

Curator Richard Herskowitz talks about the 2009 Cinema Arts Festival Houston. We have a studio performance, previewing Aperio's next concert, Elemental Soundings: Asian Influences in American Music. And Portuguese fado songtress, Mariza, chats with us!

Producer Bob Stevenson talks with curator Richard Herskowitz about the inaugural Cinema Arts Festival Houston, which will feature new films by such notables as Tilda Swinton, Guillermo Arriaga & Richard Linklater, November 11 – 15, at multiple locations in the city.  Listen  Download

Host St.John Flynn joins Artistic Director & pianist Michael Zuraw and composer Thomas Osborne in the Geary Performance Studio for a musical preview of Elemental Soundings: Asian Influences in American Music, to be presented by Aperio Music: of the Americas: Thursday, November 12, 7pm at the Rothko Chapel (free).  Listen  Download

International singing sensation Mariza [photo by Isabel Pinto] chats by phone with Bob Stevenson about her speciality – the Portuguese tradition of “fado,” the genre of songs that speak of longing, love, nostalgia.  Plus, we hear a track from her new CD, TerraSociety for the Performing Arts presents Mariza on Thursday, November 12, 8pm at Jones Hall.  Listen  Download  Extended Interview


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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