The Front Row, Friday, 01/15/2010

Music Director Hans Graf introduces this weekend's Houston Symphony concerts, which feature the four major early 20th century classics that were most influenced by that new-fangled style of music called "jazz." The Symphony's program includes Darius Milhaud's The Creation of the World and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. We also talk with acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris...
Music Director Hans Graf, speaks with KUHF's Dean Dalton about this weekend's Houston Symphony concerts. His program showcases the four great early 20th Century concert works that best illustrate the influence that the then-new musical genre called "jazz" was having on the era's composers of so-called "serious" music in Europe and America. Listen Download

Society for the Performing Arts presents the Mark Morris Dance Group in performance, tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00PM in the Cullen Theater of downtown Houston's Wortham Center. Mark Morris speaks with KUHF's st. John Flynn. Listen Download

The Jordan Fuchs Dance Company presents two of its "physical-theater" works … Thicket and Strange Planet … with choreography developed under the direction of Jordan Fuchs and sonic environments created by Andy Russ. There are three performances … tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00PM … and Sunday evening at 7:00PM at the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex. St, John Flynn chats with Fuchs and Russ aabout the performances. Listen Download