The Front Row, Tuesday, 08/18/2009

Aurelie Desmarais is the person who, in consultation with Music Director Hans Graf, selects the repertoire for the Houston Symphony's Classical Series concerts.ξ The Symphony is one of the nine major downtown performing-arts groups that will host theξ16th annual Houston Theater District Open House on Sunday, August 30th, fromξ12 untilξ4 PM.ξ The Grand Finale of the Open House will be a free performance by the Symphony at Jones Hall at Four O'Clock, when Associate Conductor Robert Franz and the Orchestra play portions of works that will be included complete on Classical Series, Pops and Family concerts during the coming season. Demarais chats about the upcoming season with KUHF's St. John Flynn. Listen DownloadξExtended Interview

Pianist Jade Simmons presents the Houston premi’åre of her lecture-recital, Scriabin and Kandinsky: Hearing Color, Seeing Sound, this Friday and Saturday evening atξ7:00PM at the Wade Wilson Art Gallery on Montrose Boulevard. Jade sits down at the KUHF Steinway to offer a preview of her recital in a session hosted by KUHF's St. John Flynn. Listen Download

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