The Front Row, Tuesday, 11/11/08

Today, Houston-based, English-born pianist Clive Swansbourne plays a couple of Impromptus for us, previewing the next-to-last of the Thursday-evening recitals he's giving at the Rothko Chapel, focusing on the late keyboard works of Franz Schubert.
Matt Oltman, the new Music Director of the all-male vocal ensemble, Chanticleer, tells us about the program of American music that he and his cohorts will present on their Houston Friends of Music concert, tonight at Rice University. Also, Ned Battista, Assistant Conductor of the Houston Ballet Orchestra,  in his other guise as a composer, tells us about his new piece, Kamikaze: The Divine Wind, which will have its world premiere on a Shepherd School of Music Brass Ensemble concert Thursday evening, also  at Rice.

Clive Swansbourne:  Listen.  Download.

Chanticleer:  Listen.  Download.

Ned Battista:  Listen.  Download.