The Front Row, Tuesday, 05/05/2009

Artistic Director Stanton Welch gives us a sense of the program Houston Ballet will present in its annual appearance at Miller Outdoor Theatre this weekend: the bill includes classics by two giants of twentieth-century dance, George Balanchine and Hans van Manen … and two relatively new works by Welch himself...
KUHF's Catherine Lu speaks, first, with Stanton Welch, the Artistic Director of Houston Ballet … and then with the company's Managing Director, C. C. Conner … about the four works that the Ballet will present on its program, Classically Contemporary, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 8:00PM at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. Listen. Download.

At Houston's Station Museum of Contemporary Art, KUHF's Meghan Hendley speaks with curator, Monica Bryant, and with Alejandro de Villota, son of Spanish-born artist, Javier de Villota – now a Bayou City resident – whose recent paintings are on display in the exhibition, DeHumanization Echo, through May Seventeenth. Listen. Download.

Jean-Philippe Malaty is the Executive Director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet chats with TFR host St. John Flynn about his company and the program they will present when they make their Houston-begut this Friday evening at 8:00PM in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.  Listen. Download.