The Front Row, 05/17/2007

Nova Arts Project, Houston's newest professional theater company, offers a stage adaptation of Amy Tan's best-selling novel "The Joy Luck Club," which fuses theater with live music and dance . . . Also, the Houston Symphony and the art-song society, Col Canto, each present enticing and intriguing season finale concerts . . .

World-class pianistξJon Kimura Parker andξHouston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf talked with Dean Dalton about the HSO'sξall-Gershwin program, which features Mr. Parker as the soloist in Gershwin's Piano Concerto . . . this Thursday & Saturday evenings andξSunday afternoon, at Jones Hall.ξξListenξ Downloadξξξ

Dean also hosted a liveξperformance by singers of Col Canto,ξpreviewing music fromξLet the Florid Music Praise!ξAn Evening of British Art Song . . . tomorrow night's concert at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.ξ In the studio were musicologist Nancy Gisbrecht Bailey, singers Tracy Rhodus,ξNancy Markeloff,ξJason Oby andξPaul Busselberg,ξwith pianists Julie Loeb Sacks Rodney Waters.ξξListenξ Downloadξξξ

Nova Arts Project - in collaboration with the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association, Dance of Asian America andξMaggini String Orchestra - presents Amy Tan'sξThe Joy Luck Club, May 18 - 20 atξthe Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex.ξ Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director &ξNova Arts Board President,ξand APAHA Executive Director Jerome Vielman shared their love of the story andξinsight into this theatrical versionξwithξCatherine Lu.ξξ*Please note the correct phone numberξand websiteξfor tickets are 713-623-4033 and JOYLUCKCLUB.EVENTBRITE.COM*ξ Listenξ Downloadξ

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