The Front Row, Thursday, 04/02/2009

We get a taste of "Subversive Jazz" from visiting trumpeter Tim Hagans and Houston's Core Trio, as they join forces with the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble for a concert Saturday night at the Barnvelder Theatre featuring a program of original, improvised music paired with spontaneous dance works. Today we hear a preview from the Geary Performance Studio...
The August-to-April concert series at the International Festival-Institute in Round Top, Texas, presents Festival founder and director, James Dick, in a recital of solo piano works by Schubert, Beethoven and Schumann … Saturday afternoon at 3:00PM in the Festival Concert Hall.  Dick plays selections from his concert on KUHF's Steinway. Listen. Download.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, poet Tony Hoagland reads  To… by his former U-H colleague, Adam Zagajewski and,  Quadrille by Brazilian poet, Carlos Drummond do Andradé. Tony Hoagland, last year's winner of the prestigious Jackson Poetry Prize, is the author of three volumes of verse: Sweet Ruin (1993) … Donkey Gospel (1998) … and What Narcissism Means to Me (2004). Listen. Download.

The Foundation for Modern Music presents Subversive Jazz with trumpeter Tim Hagans and Houston's Core Trio: saxophonist Seth Paynter … bassist Thomas Helton …and drummer Richard Cholakian . . . And they'll be joined on stage for a couple of numbers by dancer-choreographer Michele Brangwen and three of the members of her contemporary dance ensemble. The performance takes place, Saturday night at 8:00PM at the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex. We hears excerpts from the Geary Performance Studio. Listen. Download.