The Front Row, Thursday, 4/17/2008

Today we meet Canadian violinist Karen Gomyo who performs music by Camille Saint-Saens with the Houston Symphony. We also hear from performance artists Nicolás Ramiro Valdez and Maria Alejandra Ibarra preview their multi-disciplinary piece that utilizes poetry, video, movement, chant and traditional instruments to explore the relationship between globalization and the environment...

Young violinist Karen Gomyo joins the Houston Symphony for a performance of the Violin Concerto No.3 by Camille Saint-Saens. She talks about the piece with KUHF's Dean Dalton.  Listen.  Download.

Shelly Power is the Associate Director of the Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy. Franz Anton Krager is the Director of Orchestras at the Moores School of Music. They chat with TFR Host St. John Flynn about upcoming collaboration between the two organizations, the Ballet Academy's 2008 Spring showcase.  Listen.  Download.

Performance artists Nicolas Ramiro Valdez and Maria Alejandra Ibarra talk about their piece Mi Bandera es la Tierra – My Flag is the Earth. There upcoming performances at Talento Billingue de Houston.  Listen.  Download.

David Winning is the Director of the movie Swamp Thing. It is on eo fo the independent films currently on view as part of WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival.  Listen.  Download.