The Front Row, 1/10/2008

Got talent? The incredibly talented and unique family of pianists known as The 5 Browns visit their former home-town of Houston and the KUHF studios! We also hear about the Houston Symphony's newly commisioned piece for trombone, and the Menil Collection offers "Video Now: Artists Working in the Spirit of Bruce Naumann."

Dean Dalton gets the scoop on Solstice for Trombone & Orchestra, composed by University of North Texas Professor Cindy McTeeξand commissioned by the Houston Symphony for Principal Trombonist Allen Barnhill.ξ It's the centerpiece on aξprogram that also includes Mozart and Haydn symphonies.ξ Performances tonight & Saturday, 8 pm, and Sunday, 2:30pm, at Jones Hall.ξξ Listenξ Download

The 5 Browns are Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody and Ryan, all Juilliard-trained pianists . . . and brothers and sisters!ξ Theyξchat with Catherine Lu about the art of performing together and their latest CD, Browns in Blue.ξ Don't miss The 5 Browns in concert this Friday, 8 pm, at Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.ξ Listenξ Download

This weekend will be the last chanceξto see A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Naumann in the 1960s at the Menil Collection.ξ A specialξfreeξoutdoor screening of Naumann-inspired films & vidoes will be featured this Saturday, 8pm, on the Menil lawn.ξ Menil Curator Franklin Sirmans &ξAurora Picture Show's Andrea Grover chat with Bob Stevenson about theξideas & techniquesξin these works. ξξListenξ Downloadξ *Extended Interview*

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