The Front Row

The Front Row, Wednesday, 06/03/2009

Today, we focus on the 2009 edition of the annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition as we speak with the manager of the event, Roger Daily, the Houston Symphony's Director of Education and Community Outreach … and with last year's Ima Hogg Competition Gold Medalist, Hungarian cellist, László Mezö…

Roger Daily is the Houston Symphony’s Director of Education and Community Outreach and manages the orchestra’s annual Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition. He is joined in conversation by KUHF’s St. John Flynn in the KUHF Talk Studio and, via phone, from from Los Angeles, by the First-Prize-winner from last year’s Competition, Hungarian-born cellist, László MezöListen. Download.

The ten youthful musicians who have been named semi-finalists in the 2009 Ima Hogg Competition, will perform concerto movements and participate in in-depth spoken interviews with the judges in the contest’s next-to-last round … all day tomorrow, beginning at Nine A-M in Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall. The Semi-Finals are open to the public and admission is free. The gala Closing-Round Concert, in which the four contenders who have been chosen as Finalists perform complete concertos with the Houston Symphony and guest conductor, Christoph Campestrini, takes place Saturday evening at Seven in Stude Hall.

At the DiverseWorks gallery, KUHF’s Bob Stevenson speaks with central-Texas artists, Eric Zimmerman and Jill Pangallo about  their work which is represented in the New Art in Austin: Twenty to Watch exhibition that is currently on view at Diverse Works. Listen. Download.