The Front Row, Wednesday, 4/23/2008

We welcome Award-winning Australian Director Neil Armfield and acclaimed baritone Daniel Belcher to the program today for a preview of the current Houston Grand Opera production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd. We also meet Tony-award winning playwright Mark Medoff who is working with students in the University of Houston School of Theatre on the 2008 New Play Festival...

Director Neil Armfield and Baritone Daniel Belcher chat with KUHF's Dean Dalton about the current Houston Grand Opera production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd. Performances open Friday in the Wortham Center.  Listen.  Download.

Folk-singer Rachael Buchman is the head of the Shepherd School of Music's Preparatory Division at Rice University. She and colleagues stop by the KUHF Performance Studio for a preview of the young people's concert Owl and Friends. KUHF's Bob Stevenson hosts.  Listen.  Download.

Mark Medoff is the Tony Award-wining playwright and instructor who is working with students like Darrell Holnes at the University of Houston's School of Theatre. The fruits of their labor can be seen in the ongoing 2008 New Play Festival. Medoff and Holnes talk with TFR host St. John Flynn.  Listen.  Download.