The Front Row

The Front Row – Houston Symphony

Posted on · Music Director Hans Graf talks about the Houston Symphony's all-Ravel program, featuring the composer's one-act comic opera, The Spanish Hour which the Orchestra will perform with mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer and some of her students from the Shepherd School of Music this weekend at Jones Hall...

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...