The Front Row, Thursday, 11/12/2009

Today, we chat with the two lower-voiced string players from the Czech Republic's Pavel Haas Quartet. They're in town for their Houston Friends of Music debut recital tonight at Rice University. We also preview the first-ever Houston production of a new adaptation of The Dybbuk, to be presented this weekend as the grand finale of this year's Jewish Book and Arts Fair...
Pavel Nikl is the violist and Peter Jarusek is the cellist with the Prague-based Pavel Haas Quartet; they speak with KUHF's Chris Johnson. The ensemble plays the Second String Quartet by their namesake, Holocaust-era Czech composer, Pavel Haas and pieces by Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, and Benjamin Britten tonight at 8:00PM in Stude Concert Hall at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. This evening's recital, the Quartet's Bayou City debut, is presented by the Houston Friends of Music. Listen Download

Former Houston Ballet Choreographic Associate, Trey McIntyre, speaks with KUHF's Catherine Lu. Society for the Performing Arts presents the Bayou City debut of Mister McIntyre's year-old, Boise-Idaho-based contemporary ballet company, the Trey McIntyre Project, tomorrow evening at 8:00PM in the Cullen Theater of downtown Houston's Wortham Center. Listen Download

As the spotlight event of the concluding weekend of its 2009 Jewish Book and Arts Fair, the Jewish Community Center of Houston presents the regional première of Ofer Ben-Amots's chamber-opera, The Dybbuk. There are two performances, Saturday night at 8:00PM and Sunday afternoon at 2:00PM in the I. W. Marks Theatre at the JCC.  Tickets for The Dybbuk performances will be available at the door. Amots and musicians from the production of The Dybbuk gather in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by St. John Flynn. Listen Download