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The Front Row, 06/22/2006

Posted on · French Maestro Pascal Verrot is a regular guest conductor at the Festival-Institute at Round Top and also the Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic and the former Music Director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. . . Maestro Verrot will lead the Institute’s Texas Festival Orchestra this Saturday night at 8:30 in a performance of the Symphony […]

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The Front Row, 06/21/2006

Posted on · On this first day of Summer 2006 we celebrated with two live performances in the KUHF Performance Studio. Stephanie Chan and Jeffrey Lee are participants in this week’s High School Piano Institute at the Texas Music Festival. They performed some of the music they’ll offer on the closing concert. . . This Sunday afternoon at […]

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The Front Row, 06/20/2006

Posted on · Today we focusd our spotlight on adaptations of older works as soprano Joan Borden-Hupert and bass-baritone Dorceal Duckens stopped by Studio 3-C to perform original pieces by Black composers and arrangements of African-American spirituals. . . It’s the custom of the Houston Ebony Opera Guild to conclude the city’s week-long celebration of Juneteenth with a […]

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The Front Row, 06/19/2006

Posted on · Septuple-threat Broadway and Hollywood performer – singer, choreographer, singer, actress, writer, director, producer – and Houston native – Debbie Allen was in the KUHF studios today. . . Allen brings her Los Angeles based Debbie Allen Dance Academy to Houston’s Wortham Center for day-long classes through July 1st. It opened today but, aspiring young dancers, ages 7 through […]

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The Front Row, 06/16/2006

Posted on · ‘Cellist Vagram Saradjian is the soloist in this weekend’s offering from the Texas Music Festival Orchestra. He performs a concerto by his fellow countryman Arno Babadjanian. . . Babadjanian hailed from Armenia and lived from 1921 to 1983. Mr. Saradjian will give the American Premiere of his Concerto for ‘Cello and Orchestra this Saturday evening at 7:30 in the Moores […]

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The Front Row, 06/15/2006

Posted on · Folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith gave a live performance in KUHF’s Performance Studio this afternoon. She’s in town for two concert’s at that legendary Houston venue known as Anderson Fair. . . It began life in the 60’s as a whimsically-named coffee house/cafe where poetry was read over steaming cups of java, and wine and spaghetti […]

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The Front Row, 06/14/2006

Posted on · Lendi Yeni and friends from Houston’s Kuumba House Dance Theatre where in the Performance studio this afternoon to discuss and preview the 2006 Houston Black Dance Festival. . . Each year Houston’s Kuumba House Dance Theatre and the African-American Arts Council present their Black Dance Festival in celebration of Juneteenth. This year the event takes […]

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Wednesday on The Front Row

Posted on · Hear the third-prize-winning performance from the Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg competition, Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo; find out about this weekend’s program on the Big Range Dance Festival from three of the choreographers involved, and enjoy a live preview of this year’s Juneteenth/Houston Black Dance Festival. Hear the third-prize-winning performance from the Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg competition, […]

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The Front Row, 06/12/2006

Posted on · KUHF CEO John Proffit was on hand this past Saturday evening to award the First Prize and the Audience choice award to violinist Shih-Kai Lin. Mr. Lin successfully competed in the final round of the 2006 Houston Symphony/Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition. . . It was the 30th anniveray edition of the anual event and […]

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Tuesday on The Front Row

Posted on · Meet the orchestra’s American Conducting Fellow, Rebecca Miller, who will lead the Summer Symphony Nights concert at Miller Theatre on Saturday, and hear the fourth-prize-winning performance from the Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg Young Artists Competition, also tune in to hear Houston legend, Yvonne Washington, sing jazz live in the KUHF studio. Meet the orchestra’s American […]

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The Front Row, 06/13/2006

Posted on · Legendary Houston jazz singer Yvonne Washington stopped in the KUHF Performances Studio this afternoon. She was joined by guitarist Mike Wheeler and Noe Marmolejo from the Texes Music Festival Jazz Institute. . . Ms. Washington, and Mr. Wheeler will be joined by the members of the Texas Music Festival Jazz Institute for this season’s TMF […]

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The Front Row, 06/09/2006

Posted on · Maestro Franz Anton Krager is the Director of Orchestras at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and will direct the opening concert of the 2006 Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival. . . For the season opening concert the orchestra, comprised of 122 young musicians from around the country, will tackle the monumental […]

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The Front Row, 06/08/2006

Posted on · Executive Director Matthew VanBesien of the Houston Symphony stopped by to talk about the 30th Anniversary of the Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and the exciting changes happening with this year’s highly anticipated final round concert. . . For the first time in the 30 year history of the competition the four finalists – survivors from […]

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The Front Row, 06/05/2006

Posted on · Pianist Timothy Hester stopped by the KUHF Performance Studio this afternoon and brought along several collegues who will join him tomorow night in a recital for the first Rockwell Disnguished Artist Series at the Texas Music Festival. . . This year each of recitals has a programmatic twist that includes a “curatorial” aspect by TMF […]

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The Front Row, 06/06/2006

Posted on · Daniel Johnston is the Texas-based singer-songwriter and visual artist who has been a cult favorite on the Austin music scene, and with the rock-and-roll underground nationally, since he first started recording a series of home-made, lo-fi cassettes of his autobiographical tunes about unrequited love, existential angst, heaven and hell and life and death. . . […]