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The Front Row, Friday, 04/23/2010

Israeli folk-singer, David Broza, pays tribute to a Texas music legend. David has created original musical settings for some of the unpublished lyrics and poems of the late, great, Townes Van Zandt, and he'll perform them on his Writers in the Round benefit concert, tomorrow night at Main Street Theater's Chelsea Market playhouse…

Since the beginning of this year, pianist Clive Swansbourne has been celebrating the two-hundredth birth-anniversaries of Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann with a six-part concert series. And, he presents the last of those recitals, Sunday afternoon at Christ the King Lutheran Church. He  plays excerpts from his current program in the Geary Performance Studio.  Listen Download

David Broza performs Night Dawn (Silver Dollar) and the nine other newly-crafted songs for which he wrote tunes to accompany unpublished lyrics and poems by legendary country-folk singer-songwriter and former Houstonian, the late Townes Van Zandt. David’s performance is a benefit for Linda Lowe’s Writers in the Round songwriters’ series, and it takes place tomorrow night in Main Street Theater’s Chelsea Market playhouse. Broza chats with Bob Stevenson.  Listen Download

Houston’s Piping Rock Singers perform Renaissance-era songs about Love, both Sacred and Profane, this evening  in the Sanctuary of Christ the King Lutheran Church. The singers will be accompanied by Bayou-City-based string ensemble, Z-Viols, led by gambist, Mary Springfels, the former director of The Newberry Consort and they’ll be conducted by the group’s new Artistic Director, Isabelle Ganz. Ganz and her musicians gather in the Geary Performance Studio for a preview session.  Listen Download