The Front Row, 1/03/2008

With help from two architects, we examine a local facility that is visually appealing, functional and environmentally-friendly: The University of Texas School of Nursing Building in the Medical Center! We also enjoy chamber music presented by Context, and excerpts from a chamber opera performed live by singers from St. Philip Presbyterian Church's Grace Note Music Series . . .

The chamber music society Context will resume its current season, Music in the Context of Time, with a program of music from the 1920s on January 27 at Rice University.ξ Here's a delightful past performance by Contextξpianist Brian Connelly fromξone ofξlast season's Dvorak in the New World concerts.ξ Recorded by KUHF onξMarch 25, 2007.ξξ ListenξξDownload

Composer Conrad Susa's chamber opera, Wise Women, re-tells the story of Christ's birth from the perspective of the wives of the Three Wise Men.ξ Singers from St. Philip Presbyterian Church's productionξgive us a live preview of their upcomingξperformance (Sunday, January 9, 7pm, Free).ξ Dean Dalton also chats withξmusic directorξKeith Weber &ξdirector-educator Vern Sutton.ξξ Listenξ Download

Dean Dalton goes on location with University of Houston Professors of Architecture, Thomas Diehl & Leonard Bachman, to check out what makes the University of Texas School of Nursing Building so "green."ξ Listenξ Download

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