The Front Row, Friday, 4/9/2010

English-born, Houston pianist Clive Swansbourne previews the next concert (April 11) ξin his Chopin & Schumann Recital Series, celebrating the two Romantic-era composers' 200th birthdays.ξξ Clive Swansbourne sits down at the KUHF Steinway to play selections from Schumann's Scenes from Childhood and to chat with KUHF'sξCatherine Lu.ξ Listenξ Download

Producer Bob Stevenson talks withξDavid Baida [photo courtesy of], who starsξas the "Piragua Guy" in the nationally-touring production ofξ In the Heights. ξThe Tony Award-winning musical depicts life on the streets of upper Manhattan's Latino neighborhood, and is currently on stage at Houston's Hobby Center (through April 18).ξ Listenξ Downloadξ *Extended Interview*

Host St.John Flynn gets together in the Geary Performance Studio with soprano TracyRhodus, pianist William Chapman Nyahoξ& Artistic Director Michael Zuraw, who perform songs from and discuss The Roots of Melody: World Folk Influences in Art Song, the next concert (April 10) by Aperio: Music of the Americas.ξξξ Download

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