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The Front Row

“Rites of Spring”

Clarinetist Richie Hawley and pianist Timothy Hester perform Debussy’s First Rhapsody, previewing Da Camera of Houston’s season-finale concert Rites of Spring, to be presented at the Wortham Center.  The program’s overall title is borrowed from Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary and iconic dance score, which will be performed as a trio for piano, bass and drums by the widely-hailed New York jazz ensemble The Bad Plus.  That group’s bassist, Reid Anderson, also joins us to talk about the band’s interpretation of Stravinsky’s ground-breaking work that is still shocking, a century after its premiere.


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Richie Hawley, Timothy Hester and Reid Anderson talk with Bob Stevenson.