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The Front Row, 07/12/2006

Posted on · Houston’s American Festival for the Arts concludes it’s summer season this week with a flury of music-making, with the young artists from all of the Festival’s departments putting on last-call performances over the next four days. . . The 11th anunual summer music conservatory for middle, junior high and high-school aged musicians is in it’s final week.  There […]

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The Front Row, 07/11/2006

Posted on · The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake presents the 2006 Summer Open Juried Art Show through August 3rd. . . This summer, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake called on local artists working in all media to submit entries for its semi-annual Open Juried show, and the winning pieces are now on display. Curator Debra Kendrick guided […]

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The Front Row, 07/10/2006

Posted on · KUHF’s 2006 Summer Arts and Performance Tour is covering new territory. Over the course of two weeks, our adventurers will be attending three different music festivals in Russia and Finaland. Dean Dalton called in to The Front Row today to report on the tour’s current activities in St. Petersburg, Russias. . . Since Wednesday, the […]

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The Front Row, 07/07/2006

Posted on · Pianist Rodolfo Morales is the head of the piano department at HISD’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and also one of the faculty artists from the American Festival for the Arts who will perform tomorrow night at Ovations. . . The focus in on chamber music during this next-to-last weekend of the […]

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Edwin Outwater and the Texas Festival Orchestra featured in current TFR Performance of the Week Podcast

Posted on · Outwater is currently the Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and recently made debut’s with the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony. . . Podcast For this week’s The Front Row Performance of the Week KUHF feature’s a performance of The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra) by Ameican composer John Adams as captured in […]

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The Front Row, 07/06/2006

Posted on · Each year at this time the Alley Theatre presents its Summer Chills series, a pair of whodunits. . .murder-mysteries designed to raise goose-bumps, even on the hottest Houston night. . . This year’s first offering is Frederick Knott’s 1966 shocker, Wait Until Dark, in which three criminals invade the Greenwich Village basement apartment of a blind […]

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I wonder how the FCC feels about the music of John Dowland?

Posted on · Recently we received a memo at the station from the good legal minded folks at DowLohnes and subsequently had a meeting with the KUHF attorney to discuss the government’s latest attack on broadcasters. . . It’s called the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005. Here’s a quote from the DowLohnes memo: “With the enactment of […]

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The Front Row, 07/05/2006

Posted on · General Director Reba Kochersperger steps down after 6 years with Houston’s Opera in the Heights. . . Ten years ago, Reba Kochersperger was one of the founders of Houston’s third opera comapny. In 200, she decided to decote her energies to the organization full-time, leaving he position as Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities at Kingwood […]

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The Front Row, 07/03/2006

Posted on · Swiss artist Urs Fischer has created 8 photographic collages and five brand-new sculptural pieces for the current exhibition of his work at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Gallery. . . The show, which he has titled Mary Poppins, after the children’s book by P.L. travers and the very popular Disney film adaptation of same, continues his […]

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The Front Row, 06/30/2006

Posted on · Maestro Stefan Sanderling of the Florida Philharmonic leads the final orchestral concert of the 17th annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival Orchestra. . . The month-long season of performance-enhancing training at the Texas Music Festival comes to a close this Saturday night with the final orchestral concert of the season. Maestro Stefan Sanderling leads the all-German, all-19th […]

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Franz Krager leads the 2006 TMF Orchestra in music by Mahler for this weeks TFR Performance of the Week

Posted on · Continuing our new series of music podcasts, this week we feature and excerpt from a recent performance by the 2006 Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival. . . For the opening orchestral concert of the 2006 Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival the University of Houston’s Franz Anton Krager lead a performance of the monumental […]

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The Front Row, 06/29/2006

Posted on · Edwin Outwater is the Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He leads the Texas Festival Orchestra in music by Barber, Adams, and Lutoslawski this weekend at Round Top. . . The 36th annual International Festival-Institute at Round Top is in the midst of it’s fourth week of activities and the capstone of this […]

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The Front Row, 06/28/2006

Posted on · The American Festival for the Arts is Houston’s annual summer music conservatory for young musicians of middle, junior-high and high school age. AFA presents two concerts of interest this week and both where disussed on today’s edition of TFR. . . Kayako Dan, the young assistant conductor fo the Phoenix Symphony and the Phoenix Symphony […]

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The Front Row, 06/26/2006

Posted on · Artists Katy Heinlein and Diana Sofia Estrada are two of the five local artists who spent weeks in the same studio with each other creating art in front of viewers and video cameras in DiverseWorks’ first summer residency program. . . Taking her cue from MTV’s reality show The Real World, Diane Barber, Visual Arts Director […]

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The Front Row, 06/27/2006

Posted on · Violinist Andrzej Grabiec has curated tonight’s Rockwell Distinguished Artist Series concert. Featuring the music of Ravel, Chausson and Milhaud the program is appropriately entitled A Midsummer Salon. . . Grabiec is joined by pianist Timothy Hester, ‘cellist George Work, clarinetist Randall Griffin and members of the Marian Anderson String Quartet for tonight’s diverse program of […]