The Front Row, Friday, 05/08/2009

Today we ask, "Which is more enduring, Beauty or Pleasure?" That's the question at the heart of George Frideric Handel's very first oratorio, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno – The Triumph of Time and Disillusionment, which Ars Lyrica Houston presents Sunday afternoon at the Hobby Center. Today, Artistic Director Matthew Dirst and a group of his musicians, including counter-tenor Gerrod Pagenkopf and tenor Joseph Gaines, join us live for excerpts from this striking musical setting of the battle of the wills...
Pianist Jessica Zhu and friends gather in the KUHF Performance Studio for a preview of some of the music that is featured on this weekend's Concert for a Cure, Music to Benefit Breast Cancer Research. It's a program of chamber-music by Bach, Franck and Brahms happening tomorrow afternoon at 5:00PM at Christ United Methodist Church on Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. KUHF's Chris Johnson hosts the session in the Geary Performance Studio. Listen. Download.

Ars Lyrica Houston presents a complete performance of the original version of George Frideric Handel's first oratorio, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno – The Triumph of Time and Disillusionment  Sunday afternoon at 5:00PM in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. KUHF's St. John Flynn hosts a preview session with singers and instrumentalists associated with the upcoming performance in the Geary Performance Studio. Listen. Download.