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The Front Row, 09/29/2006

Posted on · We where joined by venerable jazz man Bud Shank on today’s program. We also heard from members of the Houston based art-song society Col Canto and Organist-Harpsichordist Gwendolyn Toth from the early music group ARTEK. . . Houston Early Music opens it’s season with a performance by the early music group known as ARTEK. Organist/Harpsichordist Gwendolyn Toth talks about […]

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The Front Row, 09/28/2006

Posted on · Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf stoped by the KUHF performance Studio and brought along the rceently appointed concertmaster Angela Fuller to sample some of the lush violin solos contained in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scherherazade. We also had a live performance from jazz pianist Pamela York. . . Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf and Concertmaster Angela […]

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The Front Row, 09/27/2006

Posted on · Oscar-winning film actor and director Tim Robbins joined us on the program today. His Los Angeles based The Actor’s Gang presents a thought-provoking stage adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984. We also had castmemers from the Texas Repertory Theatre Company production of The Fantasticks, live, in the KUHF Performance Studio. . . Houston Ballet principal dancers James […]

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Thursday on The Front Row

Posted on · Houston Symphony music Director Hans Graf stops by to tell us about this weekend’s all-Russian HSO concerts, which will also celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Symphony’s home, Jones Hall. Joining the Maestro will be the Orchestra’s new concertmistress, Angela Fuller to play excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. . . This Friday, Saturday and […]

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The Front Row, 09/26/2006

Posted on · Castmembers from the Masquerade Theatre production of Sweeney Todd where in the KUHF Performance Studio for a live preview and two members of the Austin-based experimental theatre troupe known as Rude Mechanicals talk about adapting the outrageous on-line political comic strip, Get Your War On. . . Shawn Sides and Kirk Lynn of the Austin-based […]

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Tuesday on The Front Row

Posted on · We’ll hear songs from the longest-running musical in theatrical history, The Fantasticks, performed by members of the cast of the Texas Repertory Theatre’s new production of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s gentle, nostalgic love story. . . We’ll also look at another production of political theater that will be playing here in Houston, as we […]

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Monday on The Front Row

Posted on · “Murder most foul” will again be our subject! The cast of Masquerade Theatre’s new production of Sweeney Todd performs live for us songs from Stephen Sondheim’s unique musical about olde London’s homicidal “Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” . . . And writer James R. Benn speaks with us about his first novel, Billy Boyle. . […]

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The Front Row, 09/25/2006

Posted on · We journeyed into the countryside between Houston and San Antonio as we tried to recapture the feeling of and earlier, simpler time and way of life. Jeanetter Clift george talked about the A.D.Players production of The Trip to Bountiful and KUHF’s Jim Bell reported on the so-called “Painted Churches” crafted by the German and Czech […]

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The Front Row, 09/22/2006

Posted on · We where joined by Shepherd School faculty violinist Sergiu Luca for a conversation about the new season for the chamber series known as Context. We where also joined by harpsichordist Matthew Dirst for a conversation about the season-opening concert by Ars Lyrica Houston. . . Sergiu Luca talks with TFR host Dean Dalton about the upcomnig […]

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The Front Row, 09/21/2006

Posted on · We where joined by award winning singer-actor Norbert Leo Butz, co star of the national tour of the Broadway musical comedy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Houston’s Mercury Baroque previewed their season opening concert, live, in the KUHF Performance Studio. . . Mercury Baroque performs excerpts from the concert Epic: Knights and Battles in the KUHF […]

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The Front Row, 09/20/2006

Posted on · Camille Zamora stopped by and recordinds from a recent recital in New York. She and friends present the 2006 edition of Sing for Hope: An evening of Art Songs and Opera Arias, benefiting Houston’s Bering Omega Community Serivces. Also, Holly Vogt Wilkison talks about her new Pendulum Theatre Company and it’s debut production, Boy Gets […]

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Thursday on The Front Row

Posted on · Artistic Director Antoine Plante and the musicians of his ensemble, Mercury Baroque, join us in the studio for a live preview of their first concert of the new season: Epic: Knights and Battles. . . . Also on tomorrow’s program, Tony-Award-winning singer-actor Norbert Leo Butz talks with us about his turn as the two-bit con-man Freddy […]

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Wednesday on The Front Row

Posted on · We welcome former Houstonian, soprano Camille Zamora, who is back in town for her annual visit. Each year, she gathers together a bunch of her friends and colleagues from the New York performance community, and they come home with her to put on a concert of opera arias, art songs and Broadway show tunes to […]

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The Front Row, 09/19/2006

Posted on · We spoke with violinist Kikuei Ikeda of the venerable Tokyo String Quartet. We where also joined by actress Alice Gatling and Director Ron Jones for a discussion of Main Street Theatre’s production of Intimate Apparel. . . Violinist Kikuei Ikeda talks with KUHF’s Chris Johnson about his career with Tokyo String Quartet and also about the […]

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The Front Row, 09/18/2006

Posted on · Today we focused on three different events that mark the opening of the new arts an dperformance season here in Houston. . .we where joined Artistic Director Michael Lowe from the Houston Chamer Orchestra along with soloist Timothy Hester; William Weibel and cast-members from the Opera in the Heights production of Rigoletto shere in the […]