The Front Row, Wednesday, 6/24/2009

Producer Bob Stevenson gets together in the studio with Nancy Weems, director of the Texas Music Festival High School Piano Institute, and participants Christina Lam & Michael Heilξto chat about the Institute's concerts this weekend at the University of Houston.ξ The two young virtuosi also sit down at the KUHF Steinway to perform!ξ Listenξ Download

Austrian conductor Christoph Campestriniξ[photo courtesy of www.christophcampestrini.com] &ξhost St.John Flynn talk about Brahms' Variations on a theme by Haydn & Mahler's Symphony No. 4, which the Texas Festival Orchestraξperforms this Saturday, 8pm, at the International Festival-Institute at Round Top.ξ In the extended conversation, they discuss the Viennese obsession with themes of love & death, and why orchestral musicians love to play Mahler!ξ Listenξ Downloadξ **Extended Interview**

Here's Maestro Campestrini conducting a movement of Bruckner's Symphony No. 6, from a 2008 concert with the Texas Festival Orchestra.ξξListen
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