Arts & Culture

The Science at the Solstice Lecture Series Presents Dr. John Lienhard

Posted on · Dr. John H. Lienhard will present Aeroplanes In & Out of World War I: Looking for the TRUE Mother of Invention, the 2008 talk in The Joseph Priestley Lecture Series: Science at the Solstice.  Dr. Lienhard will focus his presentation on the early days of flight when creative imaginations and invention turned the "aeroplane" from a novelty into the airplane that helped win World War I. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Arts & Culture

Via Colori – November 22nd and 23rd

Posted on · Over 175 artists will gather in downtown Houston to paint the town red—and every other color of the rainbow—during Via Colori®, November 22nd and 23rd. This free two-day festival is organized by The Center for Hearing. Children are invited to visit the KUHF table on Saturday to create holiday ornaments out of recycled CDs during the festival.

Arts & Culture

NPR Explores Houston's Contemporary Classical Music Scene

Posted on · NPR's National Correspondent Wade Goodwyn has some nice things to say about Houston's vibrant contemporary classical music scene in a report broadcast to the world on All Things Considered. In the report, Goodwyn also pays tribute to KUHF-Houston Public Radio for its long-standing commitment to local arts and specifically, classical music. The article is available on the NPR Music site.

Arts & Culture

Debra Winger Debuts Her First Book at the MFAH on June 12th

Posted on · A Conversation with Debra Winger includes a reading from her new book Undiscovered, as well as an audience Q&A session, book-signing, and reception. KUHF's Regina Scruggs moderates the discussion on June 12th at 8:00 PM in the MFAH's Brown Auditorium.

Arts & Culture

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Presents World Premiere

Posted on · Music based on the program of John Lienhard's Engines of Our Ingenuity The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) will proudly present the World Premiere of Brad Sayles' Echoes of Invention for Narrator and Orchestra on Saturday, May 3rd at 5 p.m. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. A second concert will be performed on Sunday May 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's American decorative and fine arts center. The premiere is based on John Lienhard's popular series "Engines of our Ingenuity" and the main theme is "Ghost in the Book." Joel Smirnoff will conduct. Like Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait, this new piece will overlay John Lienhard's exploration of spirits with Sayles' music.

Arts & Culture

This American Life Host Ira Glass Presents Live Event on the Big Screen

Posted on · This American Life, presents a live show via satellite linking select movie theatres nationwide. Host Ira Glass will give viewers an exclusive look at never-before-seen stories and outtakes from the second season of the show's critically-acclaimed television series, produce a segment for the radio show live, and answer questions from the nationwide audience. This American Life — Live! will originate at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of New York University and will be broadcast in high definition live to theatres nationwide on Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Opera & Musical Theater

NPR's Hit Show From The Top Comes to the Wortham Theatre Center For a Live Concert Taping March 28th

Posted on · Houston Grand Opera and KUHF-FM will bring "From the Top," NPR's hit radio showcase for America's best young classical musicians hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O'Riley, to Houston for a live concert recording at Brown Theatre in the Wortham Theatre Center on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm.