The Front Row, 11/12/2007

Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Elizabeth Alexander reads from her work and chats about the art of poetry. We also enjoy two musical performances! Members of the Greenbriar Consortium perform chamber music from tomorrow night's concert. And musicians from AURA, the Moores School's contemporary ensemble, play music by Austin composer Donald Grantham.

Houston Symphony oboist Anne Leek and distinguished free-lance pianist Vania Pimental perform music by Edvard Grieg and preview the upcoming concert by the Greenbriar Consortium.ξ The concert is part of the Channing Concert Series at First Unitarian Universalist Church and will be tomorrow evening, 7:30pm.ξξListenξ Downloadξξ

TFR Technical Director Chris Johnson interviews the artists involved in Immaculate Fantasies, tonight's concert byξAURA Contemporary Music Ensemble.ξ In the studio are AURA director Rob Smith, prize-winning composerξDonald Gratham and University of Houston musicians Evan Leslie (cello), Jessica Graybill (piano)ξ& Professor Howard Pollock (piano).ξξAURA performs tonight, 7:30pm, at the UH Moores Opera House.ξξListenξ Downloadξξ

Poet,ξplaywright & essayistξElizabeth Alexander chats with KUHF's Catherine Lu about her collection, American Sublime.ξ Professor Alexander reads tonight,ξ7:30pm, at the Alley Theatre, as presented by the Inprint Brown Reading Series.ξξListenξ Downloadξξ

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