The Front Row, Tuesday, 10/06/2009

Former Houston Ballet Principal Dancer, Sandra Organ, talks about her piece, Si Se Puede! – Yes, We Can! – inspired by the legacy of United Farm Workers organizer, César Chávez – which Ms. Organ's Dance Company will perform later this week at Talento Bilingüe de Houston. We also chat with Raphael Rubinstein, Contributing Editor of the periodical, Art in America, who talks about the tradition of poets' taking their inspiration from works of visual art. That's the topic of Mr. Raphael's Distinguished Critics Lecture, to be presented by Art Lies magazine, this evening at the Menil Collection
The Houston-based journal, Art Lies, and its Distinguished Critics Lecture Series, present Raphael Rubinstein, Contributing Editor of Art in America … Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Houston … and editor of the anthology, Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of Their Practice, published in 2006. Mr. Rubinstein discusses modern-day examples of the tradition of poets being inspired by works of visual art … in his free talk, A Reading Of, this evening at 7:00PM at the Menil Collection. He talks about his work and his lecture with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson. Listen Download

The Aperio: Music of the Americas series opens its 2009-2010 performance season with the recital, American Idyll , a program of works for voice, violin and piano by the pioneering 20th-Century U-S composers, Charles Ives, Aaron Copland and Frederic Rzewski. The performance is Friday evening at 7:30PM at Covenant Church. KUHF's St. John Flynn hosts a preview session in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio. Listen Download

Dancer-choreographer Sandra Organ-Soliz speaks with KUHF's Catherine Lu. Ms. Organ and her contemporary dance company celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with performances of an expanded version of her full-length piece, Si Se Puede! – Yes, We Can!, celebrating the legacy of United Farm Workers organizer, César Chávez. There's a daytime show for students and seniors, Friday at 11:15AM at Talento Bilingüe de Houston. Then, there will be two general-audience evening performances, Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM … again at Talento Bilingüe de Houston. Listen Download