The Front Row, Wednesday, 12/15/2009

Renowned British maestro, Christopher Warren-Green, previews the Houston Symphony's performances of Handel's Messiah, which Mister Warren-Green conducts this weekend in Jones Hall. We also have a studio performance by Houston's Three Sopranos: Nancy Curtis, Leigh Shipman and Ana Treviño-Godfrey! They sing for us excerpts from their Christmas Concert – a kind of Festival of Lessons and Carols – to be presented this evening at Houston's Church of Saint John the Divine...
KUHF's Dean Dalton speaks with Maestro Christopher Warren-Green, Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra, who will conduct the quartet of vocal soloists, Orchestra and Chorus in this year's Houston Symphony performances of George Frideric Handel's oratorio, Messiah. The concerts are Friday and Saturday night at 8:00PM and Sunday afternoon at 2:30PM at Jones Hall. Listen Download

Houston's Episcopal Church of Saint John the Divine presents A Christmas Concert featuring The Three Sopranos: Nancy Curtis, Ana Treviño-Godfrey, and Leigh Shipman. The performance -- in the form of a sacred and secular Festival of Lessons and Carols -- takes place this evening at 7:00PM. There's no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be accepted. KUHF's St. John Flynn hosts a preview session from the Geary Performance Studio. Listen Download

This is the final week of performances of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Joe Landry's theatrical adaptation of the popular Frank Capra movie from 1946. There are shows, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening … and Saturday and Sunday matinees at the Unity Theatre in downtown Brenham, Texas. Listen Download  Extended Interview