The Front Row

The Front Row, 3/13/2008

Three distinguished faculty-artists, including cellist Brinton Averil Smith of the Shepherd School of Music, chat about the friendship & musicianship involved in chamber music and treat us to some Mendelssohn! And we delve into our innermost thoughts with a preview of “Inner Voices,” presented by Musiqa & actors from Stages Repertory Theatre . . .


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Rice University Shepherd School of Music faculty-artists, violinists Cho-Liang Lin Kathleen Winkler, violist James Dunham and cellist Brinton Averil Smith, along with guest pianist Evelyn Chen, present a free Faculty Recital tonight, 8pm, in Duncan Recital Hall.  Professors Winkler, Chen & Smith play a movement from one of their pieces (Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1) and chat about their love of chamber music with Catherine Lu.   Listen  Download

Soprano Caitlin Lynch won both First Prize & the Audience Choice Award in the 19th Annual Houston Grand Opera/Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers.  Here is an aria from her winning performance in the competition’s final round, Concert of Arias, held February 8, 2008 at the Wortham Center.  Ms. Lynch sings Piangerò la sorte mia from Handel’s Julius CaesarListen  Download

Houston’s new music ensemble, Musiqa, has teamed up with Stages Repertory Theatre to present Inner Voices, this Saturday, 7:30pm, at the Hobby Center.  The program offers contemporary chamber works and dramatic readings from the plays of Craig Wright.  In the studio with Bob Stevenson for a live preview are composer Karim Al-Zand, Stages Repertory Theatre Producing Director Kenn McLaughlin and actors Anne Quackenbush & Tom Prior.    Listen  Download


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s 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...

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