The Front Row, Wednesday, 03/25/2009

Internationally-acclaimed baritone, Richard Paul Fink – who also happens to be a "hometown guy" based here in Houston – chats about his role as "Alberich" in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Nibelung, which opens tonight and which can be heard on KUHF's Live from the Met broadcasts, beginning this Saturday...
Shelly Power is the Associate Director of the Houston Ballet Academy and Artistic Chair of the Pink Ribbons Project. She speaks about  the gala 2009 fund-raising show, Pink at the Brown, which is presented by Pink Ribbons tomorrow evening at 8:00 in the Brown Theater of Houston's Wortham Center. Listen. Download.

Classical guitarist Valerie Hartzell, founder and director of the Greater Houston Guitar Guild, presents a Salon Concert benefitting the Competition Prize Fund of her "Classical Minds" Guitar Institute. Hartzell's recital takes place Saturday evening at Seven-Thirty at her home in the Katy area. To reserve your spot, and to get directions, call 281.395.9066. Listen. Download.

Dr. David Eagleman is Director of the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine here in Houston ... Anthony Brandt is an Associate Professor of Composition at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. They speak with KUHF's Bob Stevenson about the scholarly conference, Exploring the Mind through Music, which begins at 2:45 Friday afternoon with welcoming remarks by Shepherd School Director Robert Yekovich, and concludes with a panel discussion at Ten O'Clock Sunday morning. Listen. Download.