The Front Row, Monday, 12/15/2008

Houston Chamber Symphony Artistic Director, Michael Lowe, sat down at the piano to accompany two of his violin soloists, Ferenc Illényi and Kurt Johnson, in a movement from Bach's Double Concerto, one of the pieces that the Chamber Symphony has included on its all-Bach program, presented at the Hobby Center's Zilkha Hall.
Kevin Riehle, Artistic Director of the professional choral ensemble, Cantare Houston, talks about the Christmas program he has put together for his group, centered on the image of the brilliant rose blooming amid the winter snows — a symbol both for the Virgin Mary and the newborn Christ Child. Also, James Knapp, Director of the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston, previewed his ensemble's holiday concert The program, Wintersong, includes serious, thoughtful sounds of the season, and also a bit of the GMCH's signature pizzazz.

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