The Front Row, Friday, 3/28/2008

Today we visit with Kim Stoilis, Executive Director of the Art Colony Association, and Houston abstract painter, Ray Phillips, on 300 artists and craftspeople exhibiting their wares at the Bayou City Art Festival, this weekend at Memorial Park.  Famed New York choreographer Bill T. Jones tells us about his multi-media dance-theater piece, Chapel/Chapter, which his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will perform at Jones Hall...
Kim Stoilis, Executive Director of the Art Colony Association, and Houston abstract painter Ray Phillips spoke with Bob Stevenson about the Bayou City Art Festival.  The festival features 300 artists and craftspeople this weekend at Memorial Park.   Listen.  Download.

Bill T. Jones speaks with St. John Flynn about the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in a performance of Chapel/Chapter.  The evening-length multi-media work includes powerfully intense choreography, a score that incorporates both original and traditional music, and Mr. Jones' trademark use of narrated text.  Listen.  Download.

Context, the chamber music society, based at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music will conclude its 2007-2008 season with a program that examines the decade when the new Romantic style really came into its own: the Eighteen Twenties.  Rice University faculty pianist Brian Connelly, one of the driving forces behind Context, spoke about Sunday's concert with Dean Dalton.  Listen.  Download.