The Front Row, 11/14/2007

Unusual & energetic contemporary dance pieces make up "Quirky Works," presented by the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company! We learn more about this unique company and its upcoming program. Two founding musicians of Mercury Baroque share excerpts and insights on Mont?clair, Bach & Rameau. And we tour the avant-garde jewelry on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston . . .

Houston Metropolitan Dance Company's Michelle Smith (Executive Director)ξ& Marlana Walsh (Company Manager - Dancer) discuss the fun and hard workξof producingξQuirky Works V.ξ Quirky Works V will be Saturday, November 17, 8pm at the Wortham Center.ξξξListenξ Downloadξξ

Artistic Director Antoine Plante & violinist Jonathan Godfrey of Mercury Baroque ξtalk about the myth of Europa, which inspiredξa painting and a cantata...both of which can be enjoyed at their next chamber recital at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.ξ The free concert will beξtomorrow, 7:30pm, in the MFAH's Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery.ξξListenξ Download

Art collector & scholar Helen Williams Drutt English and curator Cindi Straussξgive us a tour of Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Collection of Helen Williams Drutt, on view through January 21, 2008 at the MFAH.ξ Ms.ξStrauss & colleaguesξwill speak more aboutξthe exhibitξat tomorrow's free Artful Thursday event, 6:30pm, at the MFAH.ξξListenξ Download

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