The Front Row, Friday, 11/20/2009

Austin jazz singer Kat Edmonson and her Band melt our hearts and anything else susceptible to heat with her sexy, little-girl voice and swinging arrangements of both contemporary hits and standards from the Great American Song Book...
The Choir of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston presents In Memoria: A Sacred Concert of Remembrance in Honor of the Year for Priests. Director Rick Lopez leads the Choir's sixty singers in Franz Biebl's Ave Maria … pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Rutter and Tavener … and the complete Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen. The performance is Sunday afternoon at 3:00PM in the new Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston.  About half of the choir gather in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio to share some of their music with us in a session hosted by TFR host St. John Flynn. Listen Download

Kat Edmonson and her Band perform sets tonight at the Ovations nightclub on Times Boulevard in Rice Village. There's a cover charge, payable at the door. Kat stopped into the KUHF Studios for a preview session hosted by KUHF's Bob Stevenson. Listen Download

Society for the Performing Arts presents the Houston première of Pictures Reframed, a multi-media event featuring a live solo performance by Norwegian pianist, Leif Ove Andsnes, and accompanying videos by South African visual artist and film-maker, Robin Rhode. It's Sunday afternoon at 2:00PM at downtown Houston's Wortham Center.  Andsnes chats about the concert and the concept with Bob Stevenson. Listen Download