Catherine Lu joined KUHF in October 2004. Since then, she has been hosting the Classical 91.7's Afternoon Concert and sharing her favorite music with listeners. It’s something she always loves to do.
While growing up in Chicago and Houston, her love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine majored in English literature. Throughout her college years, she hosted classical programs on the campus station WHPK 88.5 FM, serving Hyde Park and south-side Chicago. Returning to Houston in 1999, she joined KRTS 92.1 FM as one of their chief announcers. She was the host of Midnight 'Til Dawn and also the producer and host of Seabrook Journal, a public affairs program, until the station closed in Fall 2004.
In her spare time, Catherine likes practicing violin, reading poetry, running and playing with her cats.
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August 1, 2011 2:16 pm
Mercury Baroque - L'Estro Armonico
Jonathan Godfrey, concertmaster of Mercury Baroque, talks about the ensemble's most recent CD. It contains eight of the pieces from Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico, the legendary collection of violin concertos known as “Harmonic Inspiration." We hear excerpts from the recording, which features Mr. Godfrey as the primary soloist.
July 17, 2011 4:50 pm
TUTS - Urban Cowboy: The Musical
Cast-member Susan Shofner performs two of the top country hits included in Urban Cowboy: The Musical, and we chat with the show's book-writer, Aaron Latham, previewing Theatre Under The Stars' new production!
May 27, 2011 9:18 pm
Houston Ballet - Jorma Elo's ONE/end/ONE
Finnish choreographer, Jorma Elo, chats about ONE/end/ONE, his new dance piece that will have its World Première on Houston Ballet's spring concert, Raising the Barre, an evening celebrating 21st-century ballet.
May 25, 2011 10:38 pm
Poison Pen Reading Series - Poets Darin Ciccotelli & Kevin Prufer
Poets Darin Ciccotelli and Kevin Prufer [pictured], who are both affiliated with the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, share some of their poetry, previewing their joint appearance on the Poison Pen Reading Series at the Poison Girl Bar.
May 24, 2011 8:18 pm
Guitarist Chad Ibison
Austin-based classical guitarist Chad Ibison performs live for us, previewing the House Concert he'll play as a benefit for this summer's “Classical Minds” Guitar Institute and Competition.
May 17, 2011 11:40 pm
Main Street Theatre - I Am Barbie
What if Barbie could talk? Well, Barbie tells all in Walton Beacham's new comedy, I Am Barbie. The playwright, director Cheryl L. Kaplan and actress, Ivy Castle-Rush [pictured as "Barbie"] chat about Main Street Theater’s production.
May 17, 2011 11:27 pm
The Front Row - United Nations Association International Choir
Artistic Director Phillip Kloeckner [pictured] and singers from his United Nations Association International Choir plus guest soloist, bass-baritone Hector Vasquez, perform for us! They sing selections from Opera International, a concert of opera choruses spanning several continents.
May 17, 2011 11:14 pm
The Front Row - Bayou City Concert Musicals
Vocalists from Bayou City Concert Musicals perform some of the classic songs of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, previewing their Cabaret Night, I'll Take Manhattan.
May 16, 2011 11:29 pm
The Front Row - Divas Song Salon, Who are the Roma?
Artists from Divas World Productions introduce us to the music of the Gypsies, as they preview their next Song Salon recital, Who Are the Roma?
January 5, 2011 8:33 pm
The Front Row - Composer David Ashley White
We celebrate composer David Ashley White, director of the University of Houston's Moores School of Music! We feature an encore broadcast of the Moores School's 10th Anniversary Tribute to Dr. White, who was honored just a little over a year ago on the occasion of his decade of service and 65th birthday.
January 4, 2011 8:14 pm
The Front Row - Ars Lyrica Houston
Artistic Director Matthew Dirst and record producer Keith Weber talk about Ars Lyrica Houston's CD of Johann Adolphe Hasse's Marc Antonio e Cleopatra, recently nominated for the Grammy Award for "Best Opera Recording"!
January 3, 2011 7:52 pm
The Front Row - Flutist Hubert Laws
We ring in 2011 by celebrating a native musical son: distinguished and versatile flutist, Hubert Laws. Mr. Laws tells stories about his journey from Houston's Wheatley High School to New York's Juilliard School, overcoming racial prejudice as an African-American classical musician in the 1950s, and collaborating with legends. Click below to access all three segments of this program.
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