The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony Pops

Posted on · Houston Symphony Principal Pops conductor Michael Krajewski tells us about Dan Menendez, "The Piano Juggler" and about Karolju, a set of original Christmas carols by contemporary American composer, Christopher Rouse, both make their Bayou City debuts on the Symphony's Very Merry Pops program...

The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · We meet Lawrence Siegel, composer of a monumental new choral symphony, Kaddish: I Am Here which chronicles, in their own words, the heroic journeys of fifteen survivors of the Holocaust, including four who live here in the Bayou City. The Houston Symphony and Chorus present the work's World Premiere, tomorrow night in a special concert at Jones Hall...

The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · We meet German violinist and 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, Augustin Hadelich, who performs this week with the Houston Symphony. He and Music Director Hans Graf preview the program of Ravel, Chausson, Bartok and Brahms, that they'll present tonight, Saturday and Sunday at Jones Hall...

Music

Les Noces

Posted on · This podcast features Igor Stravinsky's wildly inventive work, Les Noces. Ritualistic and insistently rhythmic, Les Noces depicts a Russian peasant wedding and is scored for four pianos, chorus and percussion. It was performed as part of Da Camera's Exiles in Paris festival in March 2008. The performers were Houston Chamber Choir and So Percussion; pianists Alan Feinberg, Timothy Hester, Pedja Muzijevic and Sarah Rothenberg; and percussionists Richard Brown, Craig Hauschildt and Matthew Strauss. Renowned Dutch conductor Reinbert de Leeuw made his Da Camera debut. A link to texts and translations can be found on the Da Camera and KUHF web sites. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts