The Front Row, Friday, 09/18/2009

KUHF's Bob Stevenson, speaks with Argentinean-born pianist Ingrid Fliter.ξShe is the soloist in Chopin's Piano Concerto Number Two as the Houston Symphony opens its 2009-2010 Classical Season with concerts this weekend in Jones Hall.ξThe Orchestra's Music Director Hans Graf, in conversation with KUHF's Dean Dalton a few weeks ago in Maestro Graf's studio in Salzburg, Austria, said that he's very pleased to introduce Ms. Fliter and her artistry to Bayou City music-lovers for the first time. Listen Download

KUHF's ξSt. John Flynn, speaks with Matthew Dirst, founder and Artistic Director of Ars Lyrica Houston, about the ensemble's season-opening concert, A Musical Offering, which takes place, again, this Sunday afternoon at 5:00PM in Zilkha Hall at downtown Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.ξFeatured performers include violinist Adam LaMotte ... flutist Colin St. Martin ... soprano Melissa Givens ... and tenor Eduardo Tercero. Listen Download

Joel Orr and Justin Dunford of Houston's Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre spoke with TFR host, St. John Flynn.ξ The company opens its new season with three performances of Out of the Dark: Bobbindoctrin Nightclub Acts tonight, tomorrow night and next Wednesday, September 23rd. Listen Download

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