The Front Row, Monday, 03/23/2009

In honor of its own fiftieth anniversary, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater has revived Go in Grace; a piece that celebrates family and community and which is accompanied by music performed live, on-stage, by the African-American traditional vocal ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock. We speak with choreographer Hope Boykin and Ysaye Barnwell, a member of Sweet Honey in the Rock...
Craig Arnold is the Director of Choral Activities and conductor of the flagship Nordic Choir at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  He speaks with Houston Public Radio's Catherine Lu about the program of music by  Alessandro Scarlatti, Samuel Barber, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Francis Poulenc, Stephen Paulus and F. Melius Christiansen that he'll conduct tomorrow evening at 7:30PM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Listen. Download.

Opera in the Heights presents its new production of Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff with performances Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 … this week and next … at the company's home, Lambert Hall.  Seats can be reserved by calling 713-862-5303. KUHF's St. John Flynn hosts a preview in the Geary Performance Studio. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Chris Johnson speaks with dancer/choreographer Hope Boykin of Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and singer, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock. They discuss the collaboration between the two organizations which resulted in the piece Go in Grace. Houston receives a visit from these two esteemed companies next weekend in Jones Hall. Listen. Download.