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The Front Row, 05/08/2006

Posted on · Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade looked back on here 35 year career and ahead to a recital she’ll give this evening. . . The Tuesday Musical Club and Rice University collaborate to present Frederica von Stade in recital with pianist Richard Bado tonight at 8:00 in Rice’s Stude Concert Hall. The thematically grouped songs represent composers […]

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The Front Row, 05/05/2006

Posted on · On this Cinco de Mayo 2006, Mexican writer Laura Esquivel, author of the bestselling Like Water for Chocolate, stopped by to talk about her new novel Malinche. . . The book tells the tale of an infamous historical figure, Malinalli, a native women, enslaved by the conquistadores, who became interpreter and lover to the Spanish […]

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The Front Row, 05/03/2006

Posted on · Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Harbison talked about his new Double Bass Concerto on today’s program. . . The Houston Symphony and it’s Principle Bassist Timothy Pitts will give the American premiere of John Harbison’s Concerto for Double Bass this weekend in Jones Hall. The composer talked about the work with TFR host Dean Dalton. More information is […]

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The Front Row, 05/04/2006

Posted on · Violinist Rodica Weber and ‘Cellist Jeffery Butler stopped by the KUHF Performance Studio today. . . They where joined at the keyboard by Music Director Michael Lowe for a preview of the Houston Chamber Orchestra’s upcoming concert. The Double Concerto by Johannes Brahms will be featured along with Haydn’s London Symphony. There is one performance-only this Monday evening at 7:30 in […]

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The Front Row, 05/02/2006

Posted on · Susan Graham and William Burden both stopped by the program today. They are in town for the Houston Grand Opera production of The Corronation of Poppea. . . HGO presents performances of Monteverdi’s classic opera in performances at the Wortham Center through May 12th. KUHF’s Dean Dalton sat down with the leads, Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and […]

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The Front Row, 05/1/2006

Posted on · For its participation in this Spring’s FotoFest biennial, Houston’s Menil Collection has mounted a new exhibition, Insistent Objects: David Levinthal’s “Blackface,” a series of provocative large-scale color Polaroid photographs depicting some of America’s more disturbing iconography of stereotyped African-American images on everyday objects… Alison Young was taken on a tour with the Menil’s Associate Curator […]

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The Front Row, 4/26/2006

Posted on · Dr. Betty Devine, Founder and Director of the Houston Choral Society, stopped by to tell us about a program of sacred and secular works that have had special meaning for her singers including pieces by Rachmaninov, Holst, Hassler, Dvor?k, Kod?ly, Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, and African-American spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan… A concert of this music […]

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The Front Row, 4/27/2006

Posted on · Maestro william Lacey will conduct Houston Grand Oepra’s new production of Monteverdi’s The Corronation of Poppea. He stopped by the Performance Studio to sit down with Dean Dalton at the KUHF Steinway for a conversation. . . This final production of the season for HGO stars mezzo-sopranos Susan Graham and Frederica von Stade, tenor William Burden and […]

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The Front Row, 4/25/2006

Posted on · The Front Row Technical Director and KUHF afternoon host Chris Johnson spoke by phone with Daniel Avshalomov, violist for the American String Quartet. The ensemble will perform tonight in Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall. The American Quartet was formed in 1974 when the four members were students at New York’s Juilliard School and won both […]

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Tuesday on The Front Row

Posted on · Hear violinist Adam LaMotte, a Houston native who performs with the Maggini String Orchestra, play solo in the Houston Public Radio Studio, get a description of new pieces Joe Selej and Kiki Lucas have created for the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, and hear what violist Daniel Avshalomov has to say about the American String Quartet […]

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The Front Row, 4/24/2006

Posted on · Harpsichordist Matthew Dirst leads concerts with both Ars Lyrica Houston and the Moores School Collegium Musicum this week. He stopped by KUHF to talk about both programs. . . Dr. Dirst leads Ars Lyrica Houston, including soprano Melissa Givens, in music by Dietrich Buxtehude on a recital presented by Houston’s Bach Society this Sunday afternoon […]

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The Front Row, 4/21/2006

Posted on · On the eve of the 2006 Houston International Festival Houston singer-sonwriter Jack Saunders stopped by the KUHF Performance Studio to give listeners just a taste of some of the music they’ll hear this weekend. . . Jack Saunders will tell his stories and sing his songs tomorow afternoon at 4:00 and again next Saturday at 5:30 […]

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The Front Row, 4/20/2006

Posted on · Houston’s own “Tortured Tendons Alchemist”, pianist Loreta Kovacic, stopped by the KUHF Performance Studio today. . . Piano Notturno is the latest CD from pianist Loreta Kovacic. The cover art for the disk is by Jack Massing of The Art Guys. They both where in Studio 3-C to talk about it with KUHF’s Dean Dalton. Ms. Kovacic also played […]

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The Front Row, 4/19/2006

Posted on · Several Houston Symphony musicians played Beethoven in the KUHF performance studio today in anticipation of the next Chamber Music at the Cathedral concert. . . Flutist John Thorne, violinist Christopher Neal and Violist Joan DerHovsepian stopped by the studios to preview their upcomging performance on the Chamber Music at the Cathedral series. The recital is this […]

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Thursday on The Front Row

Posted on · Hear pianist Loreta Kovacic, Houston’s “Tortured Tendons Alchemist,” play live in the Houston Public Radio Studio, find out about a faculty dance performance at the University of Houston this weekend, and listen to two U. of H. writers read from their prose and poetry that is being published in the newest edition of the literary […]