The Front Row, Friday, 4/11/2008

We feature two performances from KUHF's Studio 3-C on today's edition of the program. Russian pianist Ilya Petrov plays Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann. We also welcome the Makem and Spain Brothers who bring their traditional Irish music to Houston for a performance at the University of St. Thomas...

Russian pianist Ilya Petrov plays two concerts in the Houston area over the next few days. A recipient of a fellowship grant from the Guzik Foundation, he is on a tour that will take him to The Centrum in Spring in addition to the campus of the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. He previews a little of both recitals from the KUHF Performance Studio.  Listen.  Download.

The current Makem and Spain Brothers are the second generation of family members who serve as keepers of traditional Irish music and they are in Houston this week for a performance at St. Thomas University and in the KUHF Perforrnance Studio!  Listen.  Download.