The Front Row, 4/25/2006

The Front Row Technical Director and KUHF afternoon host Chris Johnson spoke by phone with Daniel Avshalomov, violist for the American String Quartet. The ensemble will perform tonight in Rice University's Stude Concert Hall. The American Quartet was formed in 1974 when the four members were students at New York's Juilliard School and won both the Coleman and the Naumburg competitions....

The program includes Mozart's final quartet along with Richard Danielpour's 1992 piece, Shadow Dances. Joining the ensemble are Shepherd School of Music faculty members James Dunham, viola, and Norman Fischer, cello, to perform the String Sextet in G by Johannes Brahms.ξAudio here.

Alison Young hosted choreographers Kiki Lucas and Joe Celej as well as dancer and company manager of Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Marlana Walsh. The company's 2006 Spring Concert takes place this Saturday evening at the Wortham Center and includes a new work by Lucas and a restaging of two popular works by Selej Whatever Lola Wants and What More?ξAudio here.

Violinist and concertmaster of the Maggini String Orchestra Adam LaMotte with pianist Janet Coleman performed Nigun by Ernest Bloch in KUHF's Performance Studio 3-C. The duo will give a solo recital including works by Brahms, Handel and de Falla benefiting the Maggini String Orchestra 8:00 this evening at Christ the King Lutheran Church, and as part of the inaugural season of chamber-music recitals presented by the J.S. Bach Society of Houston. Audio here.

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