The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · Today, we meet 25 year-old, Los-Angeles-born cellist Bronwyn Banerdt. She took home the Fourth Prize in the 35th annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition, held three weeks ago at Rice University. Ms. Banerdt, a graduate of both the University of Southern California and the Curtis Institute, talks about her music and her career so far with KUHF's St. John Flynn.

Music

Spirit of England

Posted on · This podcast features excerpts from the February 2010 concert The Spirit of England. Tenor Andrew Kennedy, violinists Kyung-Sun Lee and Laurie Smukler, violist Wayne Brooks and cellist Brinton Averil Smith perform Ralph Vaughan Williams song cycle On Wenlock Edge. The string players are joined by pianist Orion Weiss for Elgar's Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Minor, Opus 84. > more detailed information on this piece. > view all Da Camera/KUHF podcasts

The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · Two of the Houston Symphony's principal players, trumpeter Mark Hughes and clarinetist David Peck, chat with us about what it takes to win the Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition. They were two of the Symphony members who served as judges in the first round of this year's competition, which wraps up with its Finals Concert, Saturday evening at Rice University...

The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · Two of the Houston Symphony's principal players, trumpeter Mark Hughes and clarinetist David Peck, chat with us about what it takes to win the Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition! Hughes and Peck were two of the Symphony members who served as judges in the first round of this year's competition, which wraps up with its Finals Concert, Saturday evening at Rice University...

The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · Today we chat with Houston Symphony Music Director, Hans Graf, and one of the world's great pianists, Garrick Ohlsson about this weekend's Houston Symphony Classical Series Concerts, which conclude the Orchestra's season with two blockbuster pieces: Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring...

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Seymour Lipkin

Posted on · This podcast features pianist Seymour Lipkin performing Beethoven's Sonata No. 29 in B-Flat, Op. 106. Widely considered Beethoven's single most difficult composition for the piano, the so-called "Hammerklavier" sonata remains one of the most challenging solo works in the entire piano repertoire.