The Front Row, Friday, 6/20/2008

Today, Gregory Vajda, Resident Conductor of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, leads the Texas Festival Orchestra at the International Festival Orchestra at Round Top.  We also look at the retrospective exhibition of Tom Berg's Tom Berg: Thirty Years of Painting at the Wade Wilson Art Gallery...
Young Hungarian maestro, Gregory Vajda, Resident Conductor of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra talks with Catherine Lu about the concert of the 18th and 20th Century works he'll conduct with the Texas Festival Orchestra tomorrow night at the International Festival Institute at Round Top.  The program includes works by Beethoven, Mozart, and his fellow countrymen, Bartok and Dohnanyi.  Listen.  Download.

KUHF's Meghan Henley speaks with Santa Fe artist Tom Berg before the opening night crowd at Wade Wilson Art.  The exhibition, Tom Berg: Thirty Years of Painting, is on view at the Wade Wilson Art Gallery, which depicts Berg's favorite comfy objects: chairs.  Listen.  Download.

The Director of the Ebony Opera Guild Chorus, A. Jan Taylor, gives a preview of the Houston Ebony Opera Guild's annual Sumer Concert, which is A Juneteenth Celebration.  She and soloists, sopranos LeAnn Broadous and Stephanie Dory, and tenor Jason Oby, and pianist and arranger John Cornelius join St. John Flynn in Studio 3-C.  Listen.  Download.