The Front Row, 12/10/2007

Cantare Houston's Founder-Artistic Director Kevin Riehle tells us about a different approach he's taking with this year's holiday concert. Plus, we share live recordings of performances by Cantare, as well as by the Shepherd School Symphony! Houston's Lawndale Art Center offers some new exhibitions, which we introduce you to also . . .

As college-level musicians face semester finals, we enjoy a past performance by Rice University's Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra.ξξMusic Director Larry Rachleff conductsξtheξopening movement of Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius in this concert, recorded by KUHF on March 24, 2006 in Stude Concert Hall. ξ ListenξξDownloadξξ

We get into the holiday spiritξwith Cantare Houston!ξ Dean Dalton samples music fromξa past Christmas concert and chats with Founder-Artistic Director Kevin Riehle,ξwhoξreveals some ofξthis year's Yuletide delights.ξξCantare Houston'sξ2007 Christmas Concert will be presented in four performances, thisξSaturday through next Tueday,ξ7:30pm,ξat the MFAH's Audrey Jones Beck Building. ξListenξ Download

Meghan Hendleyξvisits the latest exhibits atξLawndale Art Center.ξ Local artist Brian Piana's piece, Lawndale Art Center Has Many Friends, is an abstractionξof the center's MySpace webpage.ξ Dallas' Lily Hanson uses miniature objects in her installation, Differentia.ξ These are two of the four exhibitsξon view through January 5, 2008 at 4912 Main Street.ξ Listenξ Download

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