The Front Row, Friday, 11/14/2008

We welcome back to the KUHF Performance Studio, composer-musician Graham Reynolds and his Golden Arm Trio from Austin. They perform excerpts from the score Mister Reynolds has created for the 1925 silent-film version of The Phantom of the Opera. KUHF will show that classic movie, and the Golden Arm Trio will accompany the screening with a live performance of their musical soundtrack, on the second of KUHF's free Silent Film Concert programs at Discovery Green Park.
Mezzo-soprano Nancy Markeloff and tenor Jason Oby from the city's art-song society, Col Canto, perform vocal miniatures by Jake Heggie and Houston composer, John L. Cornelius, pieces that they'll do again tomorrow evening at First Unitarian-Universalist Church on their concert, Cool Pleasure, a program of art songs by American composers, written since the turn of this century. Also, Allen Hightower, the Music Director of the Houston Masterworks Chorus, tells us about the three varied musical treatments of the Gloria text with which his ensemble opens its 2008-2009 season tomorrow evening at Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church.

KUHF Silent Film Concert
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Cool Pleasure
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Houston Masterworks Chorus
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