The Front Row, Thursday, 11/12/2009

Pavel Nikl is the violist and Peter Jarusek is the cellist with the Prague-based Pavel Haas Quartet; they speak with KUHF's Chris Johnson.ξThe ensemble plays the Second String Quartet by their namesake, Holocaust-era Czech composer, Pavel Haas and pieces by Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, and Benjamin Britten tonight atξ8:00PM in Stude Concert Hall at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.ξThis evening's recital, the Quartet's Bayou City debut, is presented by the Houston Friends of Music. Listen Download

Former Houston Ballet Choreographic Associate, Trey McIntyre, speaks with KUHF's Catherine Lu. Society for the Performing Arts presents the Bayou City debut of Mister McIntyre's year-old, Boise-Idaho-based contemporary ballet company, the Trey McIntyre Project, tomorrow evening atξ8:00PM in the Cullen Theater of downtown Houston's Wortham Center. Listen Download

As the spotlight event of the concluding weekend of its 2009 Jewish Book and Arts Fair, the Jewish Community Center of Houston presents the regional premi’åre of Ofer Ben-Amots's chamber-opera, The Dybbuk.ξThere are two performances, Saturday night at 8:00PM and Sunday afternoon atξ2:00PM in the I. W. Marks Theatre at the JCC.ξξTickets for The Dybbuk performances will be available at the door.ξAmots andξmusicians from theξproduction of The Dybbuk gather in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by St. John Flynn. Listen Download

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