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The Front Row, 12/17/2007

Posted on · The Netherlands-based duo of Robert Bekkers & Anne Ku perform selections for a rare combination these days — classical guitar & piano! They’re here in the Bayou City to perform a couple of house concerts, and today we’ve invited them to be our sole guests for a special studio recital . . . All the […]

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The Front Row, 12/10/2007

Posted on · Cantare Houston’s Founder-Artistic Director Kevin Riehle tells us about a different approach he’s taking with this year’s holiday concert. Plus, we share live recordings of performances by Cantare, as well as by the Shepherd School Symphony! Houston’s Lawndale Art Center offers some new exhibitions, which we introduce you to also . . . As college-level […]

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The Front Row, 12/07/2007

Posted on · Today’s program is all-music: We venture from the eclectic chamber program of charming Russian-born pianist Zoya Shuhatovich. . . to a bit of Christmas “karaoke” by The Irish Tenors, as they cleverly bring the virtual Czech Philharmonic with them to perform holiday songs from the KUHF studio! Houston pianist Zoya Shuhatovich, along with violinist Alla Aranovskaya […]

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The Front Row, 12/3/2007

Posted on · Film-maker Kristine McKenna shares insights on the avant-garde art scene of post-war Los Angeles, which is explored in her new documentary, “The Cool School.” We also hear about two fascinating 20th-Century concert programs, to be presented by Da Camera of Houston and Musiqa . . . Host Dean Dalton interviews Artistic Director/Pianist Sarah Rothenberg about […]

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The Front Row, 11/14/2007

Posted on · Unusual & energetic contemporary dance pieces make up “Quirky Works,” presented by the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company! We learn more about this unique company and its upcoming program. Two founding musicians of Mercury Baroque share excerpts and insights on Mont?clair, Bach & Rameau. And we tour the avant-garde jewelry on display at the Museum of […]

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The Front Row, 11/13/2007

Posted on · Meet one of Europe’s hottest young ensembles, Trio con Brio Copenhagen! These bright musicians treat us to a preview of tonight’s concert, which marks their Houston debut. Singer-actors from Masquerade Theatre “tease” us with excerpts from “Gypsy,” the classic musical about striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and ultimate stage mom, Mama Rose. The young, award-winning […]

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The Front Row, 11/12/2007

Posted on · Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Elizabeth Alexander reads from her work and chats about the art of poetry. We also enjoy two musical performances! Members of the Greenbriar Consortium perform chamber music from tomorrow night’s concert. And musicians from AURA, the Moores School’s contemporary ensemble, play music by Austin composer Donald Grantham. Houston Symphony oboist Anne Leek […]

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The Front Row, 10/17/2007

Posted on · Veteran stage, film & TV actresses Mia Dillon and Dixie Carter talk about performing together in the classic screwball comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” presented by the Alley Theatre. Composer-performer Eleonor Sandresky discusses her ground-breaking new work, which blends movement with sound . . .and we sample songs from this Sunday’s cabaret program at Ovations. […]

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The Front Row, 10/10/2007

Posted on · Hawaiian performance artist Keo Wolford introduces us to his new work, “I Land,” which marks his Houston debut at DiverseWorks. We enjoy American chamber music performed by Aperio . . . and “Funky Winkerbean” comic-strip writer & artist Tom Batiuk drops by to talk about his new collection of strips about a character who battles […]

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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 […]