The Front Row, Thursday, 07/02/2009

KUHF's Chris Johnson moderates a conversation with the three principals involved in the final concert of the 20th anniversary season of performances for the Texas Music Festival. Barry Jekowski, the Music Director of the California Symphony, conducts and, on the program, Elmar Oliveira is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber. The TMF Orchestra presents the Texas premi’åre of a new Symphony by composer Christopher Theofanidis, who earned his doctorate degree at the U.H. Moores School of Music, and in the years since has been awarded The Rome Prize, and Guggenheim, Fulbright, Tanglewood and American Academy of Arts and Letters Fellowships. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Catherine Lu speaks with Mandy Guimaeres who is theξassistant to the curator of the traveling exhibition, The Ann Dunham Collection of Batik: Indonesian Identity and Artistic Tradition. The exhibit in currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Listen. Download.

Houston native Melanie Finley plays Dorothy in The Ensemble Theatre's new production of the musical, The Wiz.ξHarlem-based actor-singer-dancer Gary E. Vincent appears as the Scarecrow.ξThey spoke with our producer, Bob Stevenson.ξThe Ensemble presents the show, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings ... with afternoon matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, through July 26th. Listen. Download.

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