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The Front Row, Thursday, 02/25/2010

Former Houstonians, the Golka brothers, both musicians of international repute, join us live to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin! Award-winning pianist, Adam Golka, performs for us, and his brother, Tomasz Golka — Music Director of the Lubbock Symphony (pictured) — chat about their Chopin anniversary concert with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, coming up Saturday night at Rice University…


Adam Golka is the soloist in Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2. His his older brother, Tomasz Golka, conducts the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra … as the Chopin Society of Houston presents a gala concert in celebration of the 200thm anniversary of the composer’s birth. The Chopin Bicentennial Concert is Saturday night at 8:00PM in Stude Concert Hall at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. The Gotlka meet up wisth St. John Flynn in the geary Performance Studio for a preview session.  Listen Download

Poet Tony Hoagland, a member of the faculty of the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, shares the spotlight with fellow Carolinian and poet, Terrance Hayes, an Associate Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh … on this month’s literary evening presented by the Poison Pen Reading Series. It’s tonight at 8:30PM at the Poison Girl Bar on lower Westheimer near Dunlavy. Catherine Lu sits down for a conversation and reading with Tony Hoagland as a preview.  Listen Download

KUHF’s Bob Stevenson speaks with Head Clown Martin Lamberti, who also plays the Vagabond, a Vaudevillean, and the Silent-Movie Director, in the national tour of Cirque Dreams Illumination, which has set up shop in downtown Houston’s Hobby Center for a two-week run, as part of this year’s Broadway Across America – Houston Series. There are performances running through March 7th.  Listen Download