The Front Row, Tuesday, 05/26/2009

In a time when many people are saying that classical music is on its way out, Pierre Schwob, the creator and CEO of the on-line music source, CLASSICAL ARCHIVES, tells us why he poured another 4 million dollars of his own money into upgrading his venture into the largest collection of classical music available on the Internet...
Pierre Schwob is the founder, CEO, and General Manager of the new Internet-based classical-music library, store, and listening and reference service, CLASSICAL ARCHIVES. He speaks by phone with Houston Public Radio's Chris Johnson about the evolution of his website and how he's been able to produce the most complete and user-friendly collection of classical music recordings available on the internet. Listen. Download.

Joseph Rawley is the Voice of the Soldier in Opera Vista's production of one of the winning entries in its 2007 Opera Competition, a multi-media solo cantata, Soldier Songs, by New Jersey composer, David T. Little. This year's Opera Vista Festival – presented in collaboration with the Nova Arts Project -- concludes with a performance of Soldier Songs, Saturday night at 8:00PM in the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre at the Mitchell Center for the Arts, on the University of Houston's Central Campus. Rawley sings excerpts from Soldier Songs in the Geary Performance Studio. Listen. Download.

Visual artist Teresa Dunn is an Assistant Professor of Painting at Michigan State University in East Lansing. She speaks with KUHF's Meghan Hendley about Dilemmas and Innocents, an exhibition of her recent paintings on view through this Saturday only, at the Hooks-Epstein Galleries. Listen. Download.