The Front Row, Thursday, 02/11/2010

Distinguished pianist and teacher, Abbey Simon, sits down at the KUHF Steinway to play some Chopin for us, and to preview the 2010 edition of the Moores School of Music's annual International Piano Festival, which Dr. Simon founded some 27 years ago...
Pianist and Teacher Abbey Simon sits down at the KUHF Steinway to play selections by Chopin and to discuss the 27th Anual International Piano Festival at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music. KUHF's Catherine Lu hosts.  Listen Download

Eric Beach and Adam Sliwinski, members of the Brooklyn-based contemporary ensemble, So Percussion, speak with Houston Public Radio’s Meghan Hendley. Mr. Beach and Mr. Sliwinski … along with their colleagues, Josh Quillen and Jason Treuting … evoke the modern urban environment in their multi-media piece, Imaginary City, with video images by Jenise Treuting. So Percussion presents the work in its Houston premiere tomorrow night and Saturday at 8:00PM at DiverseWorks.  Listen Download  Extended Interview

Jan Searson McSwain is the cast member who plays “Tami Whyknot” in the Pandora Theatre Company’s original revue, Vox Feminina: The Feminine Voice. She shares the stage with fifteen other performers, including our other guests, actress Abby Esparza and Pandora Theatre co-founders, Melissa Mumper and Nicole Lawson Chelly. Ms. Chelly is the company’s Artistic Director and produced Vox Feminina, which has two more performances, tomorrow night and Saturday at 8:00PM at the Midtown Arts Center.  Listen Download