The Front Row, Wednesday, 07/15/2009

Today, We descend to the catacombs underneath the Paris Opera House to revisit the tragic love story of The Phantom of the Opera! Actor Tim Martin Gleason talks about playing the title role of the mysterious and physically and psychologically disfigured genius, in the national-touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical, currently on-stage at the Hobby Center...
Andrea Anderson performs keyboard works by musical Impressionists, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, and points out the congruencies between their music and Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings from the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, in her program, Journey Into Impressionism. It's this month's "Artful Thursday" presentation tomorrow evening at 6:30 in the M-F-A-H's Caroline Wiess Law Building. Snderson talks about her program with KUHF's Eric Ladau. Listen. Download.

George Mims served as Music Director and Organist at Houston's Saint Martin's Episcopal Church for nine years, retiring at the end January.  The new recording by the Saint Martin's Choir is Instruments of Thy Praise, a four-disc set available through the church's bookstore on Sage Road at Woodway. Mims chats about his new CD's and his career at St. Martin's with KUHF's St.John Flynn. Listen. Download.

Actor-singer Tim Martin Gleason, after thoroughly mastering the part of Raoul in 2600 performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, The Phantom of the Opera, is now portraying the title character in the show's national tour, which is in-residence at downtown Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts for a 4 1/2 week run. Gleason chats with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson. Listen. Download.