The Front Row, Tuesday, 03/10/2009

Composer John Williams, speaks by phone from his office in Los Angeles with KUHF's Dean Dalton.ξGuest conductor Peter Oundjian leads the Houston Symphony in performances of Mister Williams's Celebration Fanfare and his Horn Concerto ... in Classical Series concerts, Thursday night and Saturday at 8:00PM and Sunday afternoon atξ2:30PM in Jones Hall.ξThe Orchestra's principal horn player, William VerMeulen, is the soloist in the Concerto. Listen. Download.

Jazz pianist Chick Corea, speaksby phone with KUHF's overnight on-air host and in-house jazz maven, Eric Ladau.ξCorea, with guitarist John McLaughlin and their Five Peace Band: alto saxophonist, Kenny Garrett ... bassist Christian McBride ... and drummer Brian Blade ... play downtown Houston's Verizon Wireless Theater ... one show only ... tomorrow night at 8:00PM. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Bob Stevenson speaks with actor-singer Anderson Davis, who plays the young romantic lead, Marius, in Theatre Under The Stars' re-imagining of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Sch’_nberg's musical-theater adaptation of Les Mis’©rables. Davis previews some of the music from the show in teh Geary Performance Studio. Listen. Download.

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