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The Front Row, 10/08/2007

Posted on · It’s an all music-oriented program today, as we preview two upcoming concerts. The Mir? Quartet will make its Houston Friends of Music debut tomorrow evening, with a concert of Beethoven, Ives and Dvorak . . .and the city’s newest vocal ensemble, VOX – The Rob Seible Singers, will offer an eclectic program tonight, including a […]

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The Front Row, 09/19/2007

Posted on · Alison de Lima Greene, Curator of Contemporary Art, introduces us to a new work at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Principals from Opera in The Height’s production of Bizet’s “Carmen” perform live, and they are accompanied by the sounds of KUHF’s brand-new Steinway piano! Also, Maestro Hans Graf chats about the Houston Symphony’s upcoming […]

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The Front Row, 09/07/2007

Posted on · We learn about the significant designs of 20th-century German architect Erich Mendelsohn, whose sketches and models are on view in an exclusive Houston exhibit. Lead actors in the Alley Theatre’s season-opening production stop by. . . and classical music in the Hindu traditions of India and Nepal is performed live in KUHF’s Studio 3-C! Alley […]

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The Front Row, 08/13/2007

Posted on · Today, we hear about the upcoming Houston Theater District Open House, the MFAH’s new exhibit “Brett Weston: Natural Abstractions,” and hear a live jazz performance from the FACE AIDS Benefit Concert. Host Dean Dalton talks with Andrew Huang, President & CEO of the Houston Downtown Alliance, about the 2007 Theater District Open House.  Listen  Download […]

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The Front Row, 08/10/2007

Posted on · Today, producer Bob Stevenson talks with Sam Houston State University composer/pianist Trent Hanna regarding his new CD of original compositions entitled “Sojournal.” Producer Bob Stevenson talks with Sam Houston State University composer/pianist Trent Hanna regarding his new CD of original compositions entitled Sojournal.  Listen  Download

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The Front Row, 08/09/2007

Posted on · We talk today with performers from the Galveston Island Musicals Series about their new production of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Also, dancers and choreographers abound as we hear about this upcoming weekend’s “Dance Houston 2007” festival. Bob Stevenson talks with actor-singers Paul Saylor and Chelsea Waller, along with director Sean McGurk, about Galveston […]

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The Front Row, 08/08/2007

Posted on · We hear about two world premieres today . . . two very different world premieres: “Tuna Does Vegas” is the newest satirical revue from the talented Greater Tuna guys, and “Al Andulus” is Dancepatheatre’s new creation, combining contemporary dance with medieval & modern music. We enjoy a performance from last season by the early-music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston.  Director Matthew […]

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The Front Row, 08/06/2007

Posted on · International best-selling author Karin Slaughter has created another work of bone-chilling suspense, graphic forensic detail and gritty social realism. We chat with Ms. Slaughter, as well as with two ceramics artists & two curators involved with the exhibit “Alternative Firings” at G Gallery in The Heights. Starting the program today is music of Haydn . […]

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The Front Row, 08/03/2007

Posted on · We meet, and hear, Texas-based French guitarist Philippe Bertaud, whose repertoire combines European classical tradition, Brazilian rhythms and American jazz & pop influences. And globe-trekking regular host Dean Dalton calls in with tales from the Salzburg Festival . . . With producer Bob Stevenson on the other end of the phone-line, Dean filed a report […]

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The Front Row, 07/30/2007

Posted on · Bayou City artist Katherine Veneman shows us her latest exhibit of complex, coloful paintings paired with black-and-white drawings. And as we wait, in anticipation, for the upcoming season & school year, we enjoy two previous performances by the faculty and student musicians from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music . . . From this past […]

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The Front Row, 07/27/2007

Posted on · Currently overseas, TFR host Dean Dalton gives us an on-the-road report from KUHF’s Summer Arts & Performance Tour. Two classical Italian guitarists, known collectively as SOLO-DUO, treat us to a preview of their upcoming concert. . . and best-selling writer Daniel Silva chats about his newest novel, “The Secret Servant.” TFR’s esteemed, regular host Dean Dalton […]

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The Front Row, 07/06/2007

Posted on · Los Angeles based clarinetist Jennifer Stevenson and Sam Houston Sate University pianist Sergio Ruiz play Brahms in the KUHF Performance Studio and Catherine Lu heads over to the Menil Collection to talk with Michelle White about the exhibition Modern Patronage. . . The Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet are regular guests at the Internation Festival-Institute at Round Top. Here they […]

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The Front Row, 07/04/2007

Posted on · Happy Independence Day! Our special Fourth-of-July edition features quite fun & interesting music “made in the USA.” Local artists perform songs and banjo tunes, spanning from re-Revolutionary War days to the 20th Century . . . From the KUHF Performance Studio, the historical-music vocal quartet Viva Voce and African American banjo player Jawad share American […]

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The Front Row, 07/03/2007

Posted on · The Ensemble Theatre’s grand finale this 30th-Anniversary Season is “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show,” and we’ll hear more about this comedy about the wacky Harrison family. Starting off today’s program are two pieces of music in honor of tomorrow’s great American holiday, July 4th . . . Horst Foerster conducts the Texas Music Festival […]