The Front Row, Tuesday, 1/13/2009

Violinist Weigang Li of the Shanghai Quartet talks with KUHF's Catherine Lu about the concert his ensemble will play for Houston Friends Music. We also hear from violinists Matt Detrick and Timothy Peters as they chat with KUHF's Chris Johnson about the evening of virtuosic French works for violin and piano that they will present on the next concert by the Apollo Chamber Players...
The Shanghai Quartet is joined by guest artist and er-hu player Wang Guo-Wei for their concert for the Houston Friends of Music this evening. Violinist Weigang Li chats with KUHF's Catherine Lu about this musical adventure and comments on the 25th anniversary of his ensemble. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Chris Johnson hosts a studio session with violinists Matt Detrick and Timothy Peters in anticipation of the next concert by the Apollo Chamber Players. Detrick and Peters walk us through some of the virtuoso techniques used by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, who's sonatas for violin and featured prominently on their upcoming program, French Virtuosity: An Evening in Paris. Listen. Download.

Curaotr Alison de Lima Green of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston talks with KUHF's Eric Ladau about the current exhibition Color Into Light. It's the subject of teh next Artful Thursday Event. Listen. Download