The Front Row, Thursday, 04/28/2009

Today, we offer a preview of this Saturday's final orchestral concert at the 39th annual International Festival-Institute at Round Top. We speak with guest conductor Grant Llewellyn, who will lead the Texas Festival Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto, with Festival-Institute founder, James Dick, as the soloist … and Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" Symphony...
Houston Public Radio's Catherine Lu speaks by phone with Grant Llewellyn, Music Director of the North Carolina Symphony, who will conduct the young artists participating in this summer's 39th annual International Festival-Institute at Round Top in their final concert as the 2009 Texas Festival Orchestra, this Saturday night at 8:00PM in the Concert Hall on Festival Hill in Round Top. Listen. Download. **Extended Interview**

Main Street Theater presents the world premiére production of its original family musical, P's and Q's: The ABC's of Manners, with book by Steve Garfinkel and songs by Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, Trout Fishing in America. Writer/Director Steve Garfinkel stops into the Geary Performance Studio along with castmembers from the show and the loveable guys from Trout Fishing in America.
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