The Front Row

The Front Row, Tuesday, 04/13/2010

We renew our acquaintanceship with Italy’s top film-maker, Pupi Avati (pictured) and his producer-brother, Antonio, whose latest cinematic portrait of one of society’s losers – a comedy called, The Youngest Son – has its U.S. premiére this weekend at the 43rd annual WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival

KUHF’s Bob Stevenson speaks with Italy’s leading contemporary film-makers, brothers Pupi and Antonio Avati, about their newest production, The Youngest Son – Il figlio più piccolo. The movie is scheduled for its first screenings anywhere outside of Italy this Saturday at Nine P-M, and Sunday evening at Seven as part of the forty-third annual WorldFest – Houston International Film FestivalListen Download  *Extended Interview*

Houston’s Saint Cecilia Chamber Music Society concludes its 2009-2010 recital season with a performance by the Inferno Quartet from Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and their teacher-coach, violist Lawrence Wheeler, Founding Music Director of the Greater Houston Youth Orchestra and faculty artist at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. They play a String Quartet by Beethoven and a String Quintet by Dvorák Friday evening at 7:30PM at the Bayou City’s Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  Listen Download

Cellist Margaret LeJeune and violinist Debra Brown, the founders of Two-Star Symphony, speak with KUHF’s Chris Johnson. An expanded edition of the ensemble will perform their original score for the 1924 Harold Lloyd romantic comedy, Girl Shy, when KUHF screens that silent film classic, Friday evening at 8:00PM at Discovery Green Park. Admission is free.  Listen Download  *Extended Interview*

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Birth of the Cool, the first-ever career-spanning retrospective of life-sized portraits by Philadelphia-based African-American artist, Barkley L. Hendricks. Accompanying the paintings is a concurrent show of his photographic work, Walkin’ with Walker: Narrative Photography by Barkley L. Hendricks. Both exhibitions are on view through this Sunday only at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Hendricks talks about his work with KUHF’s Catherine Lu.  Listen Download  *Extended Interview*