The Front Row, Monday, 03/16/2009

Rice University's Shepherd School of Music presents its first-ever fully-staged opera production, Mozart's Don Giovanni ... this Thursday and Saturday night atξ8:00PM ξin the School's Stude Concert Hall.ξRichard Bado, Director of Opera Studies, conducts the singers and the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra; baritones Brian Haas and Michael Sumuelξlead the cast in the respective roles of the skirt-chasing nobleman, Don Giovanni, and his servant, Leporello. They all gather in the Geary Performance Studio for a preview. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Meghan Hendley spoke with Bayou City visual artist and Houston Community College print-making instructor, B. Moss, about his exhibition of paintings, Diagnostic Landscapes, which is in the final week of its run -- through Saturday only -- at the Joan Wick and Company Gallery. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Chris Johnson speaks with James Knapp, the Artistic and Managing Director of the umbrella organization, Bayou City Performing Arts.ξTwo of its constituent ensembles, the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston and the Bayou City Women's Chorus -- joined together as the Bayou City Chorale --present the regional premiere of the new work, Song and Wisdom from Old Turtle, by sacred-music composer, Joseph Martin.ξThe choruses' collaborators in that performance are the Doctors' Orchestra of Houston, and former Alley Theatre resident company member, Annalee Jeffries, who narrates. Listen. Download.
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