The Front Row, Friday, 02/12/2010

Executive and Artistic Director, Alecia Lawyer, and concertmaster Brian Lewis preview the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra's annual Conductorless! Concert, with two performances this weekend. ROCO's program features acclaimed young American pianist, Simone Dinnerstein, as guest soloist, plus music by composer Chen Yi in celebration of the Chinese New Year...
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents its 2010 Conductorless! concert, featuring music of Gordon Jacob, Chen Yi, Bach and Beethoven, and … as guest soloist … the rising young American piano virtuosa, Simone Dinnerstein. Musicians associated with the concert gather in the KUHF's Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by Catherine Lu.  Listen Download

World-renowned string virtuoso, Cho-Liang Lin, Professor of Violin at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, presents the regional premiere of a work which he co-commissioned and which was written specifically for him, Tangos Concertantes, by Argentinean-American film, T-V and concert-music composer, Lalo Schifrin. Mister Lin talks abou the piece with Catherine Lu.  Listen Download

The Bayou City's newest theater company, the Brave Dog Players, presents the regional première production of John Cariani's romantic fable, Almost, Maine It's directed by Philip Lehl, and featuring Alley Theatre resident actor Chris Hutchison as a cast member. They speak with KUHF's Chris Johnson about the new company and production.  Listen Download