The Front Row, Friday, 04/17/2009

Alecia Lawyer is the founder, Executive Director and Principal Oboist of Houston's River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.ξROCO presents the World Premi’åre performance of a work it commissioned, the Mercury Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra, by University of Colorado faculty composer, Carter Pann ... tomorrow evening at 6:00PM in the sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of Saint John the Divine.ξThe soloist will be the artist for whom the Concerto was written, ROCO's Principal Flutist, Christina Jennings ... and the concert will be under the baton of our other guest, Maestro Alastair Willis, who also leads the Orchestra in Symphonies by Joseph Haydn and Dmitri Shostakovich.ξWillis, Jennings, Lawyer and Pann all gather in the Geary Performance Studio for a preview. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Bob Stevenson spoke by phone with Cincinnati-based independent film producer-director-screenwriter Jim Amatulli, whose feature, Flying By — starring country-rock singer, Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Locklear, Patricia Neal, and Oleysa Rulin of High School Musical — opens theξ42nd WorldFest — The Houston International Film Festival ... tonight at 7:00 at the A-M-C Studio Thirty Cinemas on Dunvale. Listen. Download.

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