The Front Row

The Front Row, Wednesday, 3/18/2009

We meet rising, young maestro, Kirill Karabits, who’s in town to conduct the Houston Symphony. And two of the Symphony’s principal players also perform for us! Performance artist Michelle Ellsworth chats about The Objectification of Things. And singers from Divergence Vocal Theatre preview The 10th Muse.

Ukrainian-born conductor Kirill Karabits [photo by Yuri Shkoda] makes his North American directorial debut with the Houston Symphony.  KUHF’s Dean Dalton chats with the maestro, and the Symphony’s new principal bassoonist Rian Craypo & principal clarinetist David Peck play excerpts from Richard Strauss’ Duet-Concertino, featured on the concert program.  Listen  Download

Colorado-based dancer Michelle Ellsworth sits down with KUHF’s Catherine Lu to talk about the existence and demise of a common, everday object, as depicted in her new work, The Objectification of Things, co-commissioned by DiverseWorksListen  Download

Divergence Vocal Theatre Artistic Director Misha Penton, mezzo-soprano Shelley Auer, violinist Turner Partain & Austin-based poet Jill Alexander Essbaum perform for us and speak with host St.John Flynn.  Together, they preview DVT’s The 10th Muse, a fusion of French opera, contemporary dance and original text.  Listen  Download


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

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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