The Front Row, Thursday, 04/02/2009

Pianist, composer and American jazz icon, Ramsey Lewis, chats with us about the concert he and his Trio play Saturday night at The Centrum in Spring. We also hear from violist Lawrence Wheeler as he previews the recital of chamber pieces by Mozart and Beethoven he's going to present tonight at Houston Baptist University in partnership with violinist Judy Kang and cellist Lynn Harrell...
Violist Lawrence Wheeler is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music. He plays Duos and Trios by Mozart and Beethoven, tonight at 8:00 – not at the U-of-H -- but in the Belin Chapel in the Morris Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Houston Baptist University. Wheeler will be assisted in his faculty recital by the young Canadian violinist Judy Kang … and by the Shepherd School of Music's world-renowned teaching-artist, cellist Lynn Harrell. Kang and Wheeler discuss the prograwm with St. John Flynn. Listen. Download.

KUHF's Catherine Lu speaks with Houston choreographers, Teresa Chapman and Leslie Scates, about their new dance-theater piece, The Convenient Woman, which has its world première performances tomorrow night and Saturday at 8:00PM and next Friday and Saturday … at DiverseWorks. Listen. Download.

Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis speaks by phone with KUHF's Eric Ladau. Lewis and his Trio play piano jazz … Saturday night at 8:00PM at The Centrum in Spring. The performance is part of this year's Star-Lit concert series, presented by the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment. Listen. Download.