The Front Row, 05/04/2007

Broadway's tiny, dynamic and enduring songstress Bernadette Peters talks about her one-woman show in Galveston this weekend. Members of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra preview their season finale performances with some live music from KUHF's Studio 3-C. And we begin with the challenges and opportunities of staging Houston Grand Opera's new production of Leos Jan?cek's "The Cunning Little Vixen" with its producer and director. . .

Houston Grand Opera concludes its 2006-2007 season with The Cunning Little Vixen, Leos Jan?cek's fable-opera.ξ This new production opens tonight, with performances through May 12, at the Wortham Theater Center.ξξTFR host Dean Dalton chatted with bothξChas Rader-Shieber, who created this production initially for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Leslie Halla, whoξis directing HGO's production.ξξListenξ Downloadξξξ

TheξRiver Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents an interesting, unusual program this weekend --ξSaturday afternoon at 5 atξSaint John the Divine Episcopal Church and Sunday evening atξ6:30ξat Saint Philip Presbyterian Church.ξ Executive Director and oboist Alecia Lawyer and conductor Edwin Outwaterξdiscuss it with Dean, along with ROCO principal violist Matthew Dane and pianist Timothy Hester, who perform musical excerpts.ξ Listenξ Downloadξξξ

Broadway diva and movie, TV, recording and concert-hall star Bernadette Petersξspoke with TFRξproducer Bob Stevenson by phone about her one-woman show at The Grand 1894 Opera House this weekend (Saturdayξevening at 8 and Sunday afternoon at 3). . . as well as, in the Extended Interview,ξabout her TV and movie career, including an upcoming appearance on ABC's Boston Legal.ξ Listenξ Downloadξ *Extended Interview*

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