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The Front Row, 09/14/2006

Posted on · Argentinean-born pianist Rene Casarsa and violinist Pablo Donati played tangos, live, in the Studio 3-C and author Zadie Smith talks about ehr lates novel On Beauty. . . Art sleuth and reproducer of lost works, Larry List talks with KUHF’s Mehgen about the exhibition her curated, The Imagry of Chess Revisited. It’s currentyl on view […]

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The Front Row, 09/13/2006

Posted on · We spoke with Music Director Hans Graf from the Houston Symphony about this season’s first HSO subscription concert which includes the ethereal work On the Transmigration of Souls, John Adams’ meditative piece on the tragedy of 9/11. . . Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf leads listeners through the piece, On the Transmigration of Souls by […]

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Pierre Jalbert’s In Aeternumn

Posted on · For this week’s The Front Row Performance of the Week Podcast we feature the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra performing In Aeternumn by faculty composer Pierre Jalbert. . . Podcasts PIERRE JALBERT served as Composer-in-Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from 2002 – 2005 and is currently Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Rice […]

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The Front Row, 09/12/2006

Posted on · KUHF’s Laurie Johnson reprted on the announcement of the Philip Johnson memorial plaza to be installed at the University of St. Thomas and we where joined in the KUHF Performance Studio by musicians involved with the season opening concert presented the Rothko Chapel by the Mukuru: Arts for AIDS series. . . KUHF’s Laurie Johnson […]

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Wednesday on The Front Row

Posted on · We welcome Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf, who will tell us about the two very different but equally moving choral-orchestral works the Symphony will present on its first Classical Series concerts of the new season this weekend in Jones Hall: John Adams’ September-Eleventh memorial piece, On the Transmigration of Souls, and Beethoven’s Ninth. . […]

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The Front Row, 09/11/2006

Posted on · We where joined in the studio by Shepherd School faculty musicians, mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer and violist James Dunham for a performance of new music by Libby Larsen. . . Artistic Director Nancy Curtis talks with Dean Dalton about the season-opening concert from the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society. Listen  Download  Artists Troy Stanley and Lauren Kelley along with […]

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Tuesday on The Front Row

Posted on · We continue our ramp-up to Houston’s twelfth annual Museum District Day set for this coming Saturday — by visiting another of the art museums and galleries that are participating in the event: the Houston Center for Photography. There we’ll look at The Homeland Project, an exhibition of work by one of the Center’s 2006 Fellowship […]

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The Front Row, 09/08/2006

Posted on · Artistic Director Antoine Plante, his bother, bandoneon player Denis Plante where joined Concetmaster Jonathan Godfrey in the KUHF Studios for a conversation about The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and the analogous works by 20th century New Tango Composer Astor Piazolla. . . Artistic Director Antoine Plante, Bandoneon player Denis Plante and violinist Jonathan Godfrey […]

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Monday on The Front Row

Posted on · Susan Mentzer has recently been appointed to the faculty of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and will sing the song cycle Sifting Through the Ruins set to texts paying tribute to lost loved ones that she found posted in the area around Ground Zero. She joins us for a preview and discussion of those […]

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The Front Row, 09/07/2006

Posted on · We had musicians from Houston’s Bach Society performing live inf the KUHF Performance Studio in addition to a conversation with Houston Ballet General Director Stanton Welch and the much honored American choreographer Glenn Tetley. . . Soprano Melissa Givens, Harpsichordist Matthew Dirst and Artistic Director Albert LeDoux of the Bach Society Houston gathered in the KUHF Performance Studio to preview […]

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Friday on The Front Row

Posted on · Artistic Director Antoine Plante of Houston’s Mercury Baroque joins us along with his brother, bandone?n player, Denis Plante, and concertmaster Jonathan Godfrey, to talk about and let us hear musical excerpts from — the free concert, Eight Seasons. . .Additionaly, Pianist Jessica Zhu will be at the KUHF Steinway for some live music from Studio […]

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The Front Row, 09/06/2006

Posted on · We where joined by Founder and Leader Greg Harbar of The Gypsies. He and the band will back-up HSO violinist Ferenc Illenyi this Saturday at the Gypsie Rendezvous gala event following the Season-Opening concert presented by the Houston Symphony. . . Multi-Instumentalist Geg Harbar is the founder and leader of The Gypsies. He talked with […]

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Thursday on The Front Row

Posted on · We talk with choreographers Stanton Welch and Glen Tetley in anticipation of the Hosuton Ballet season-opening program Simple Elgeance. We’ll aslo hear from soprano Melissa Givens and harpsichordist Matthew Dirst in the KUHF Performance Studio. . . Join us each weekday afternoon at 3:00 for an up-close look at the Houston area arts scene on […]

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Wednesday on The Front Row

Posted on · We’ll hear some of the music that Music Director Hans Graf, violinist Gil Shaham and the Symphony will perform on Saturday evening’s concert, A Carmen Fantasy, and then we’ll welcome to the show, Ferenc Illenyi, Hungarian-born member of the Symphony’s violin section, and Greg Harbar, founder and leader of the long-standing Houston ethnic-music band, The […]

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The Front Row, 09/05/2006

Posted on · We talked with American novelist Matthew Pearl, inventor of the new hybrid genre of fiction, the historical literary mystery, talks about his latest, The Poe Shadow, in which a young attorney in mid 19th century Baltimore tries to answer the many questions surrounding the sudden, unexplained death in his city of his favorite author, Edgar […]