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The Front Row, Friday, 09/18/2009

Music Director Hans Graf and piano soloist, Ingrid Fliter (pictured) talk about the pieces by William Schuman, Frédéric Chopin and Piotr Tchaikovsky that they and the Houston Symphony are presenting on the Orchestra's first Classical Series Subscription Concerts of the year, one of which took place last night and which continue with two more performances, tomorrow and Sunday at Jones Hall…

KUHF’s Bob Stevenson, speaks with Argentinean-born pianist Ingrid Fliter. She is the soloist in Chopin’s Piano Concerto Number Two as the Houston Symphony opens its 2009-2010 Classical Season with concerts this weekend in Jones Hall. The Orchestra’s Music Director Hans Graf, in conversation with KUHF’s Dean Dalton a few weeks ago in Maestro Graf’s studio in Salzburg, Austria, said that he’s very pleased to introduce Ms. Fliter and her artistry to Bayou City music-lovers for the first time. Listen Download

KUHF’s  St. John Flynn, speaks with Matthew Dirst, founder and Artistic Director of Ars Lyrica Houston, about the ensemble’s season-opening concert, A Musical Offering, which takes place, again, this Sunday afternoon at 5:00PM in Zilkha Hall at downtown Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Featured performers include violinist Adam LaMotte … flutist Colin St. Martin … soprano Melissa Givens … and tenor Eduardo Tercero. Listen Download

Joel Orr and Justin Dunford of Houston’s Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre spoke with TFR host, St. John Flynn.  The company opens its new season with three performances of Out of the Dark: Bobbindoctrin Nightclub Acts tonight, tomorrow night and next Wednesday, September 23rd. Listen Download