The Front Row, Wednesday, 02/17/2010

Choreographer and Artistic Director, Sandra Organ, describes her company's 12th Annual Black History Month Program, Dancing the Dozens, in which audience members can take an active part. We also hear about the upcoming performance of Mozart's Requiem being presented by the Houston Chamber Choir...
Artistic Director Robert Simpson conducts the Houston Chamber Choir, vocal soloists, and members of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra in a performance of the Mozart Requiem and its miniature companion piece, the motet, Ave Verum Corpus. There is one performance: Saturday evening at 7:30PM in the sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of Saint John the Divine. Simpson talks about the performance with KUHF's Catherine Lu.  Listen Download

San Antonio-based period-instrument-maker, Gerald Self, speaks by phone with KUHF's Chris Johnson. Self built and discusses the five different harpsichords, spinet, clavichord and virginal on which Christina Edelen plays pieces by Gibbons, Sweelinck, C-P-E Bach, and Scarlatti in Old Keyboards, New Visions: A Survey of Historical Instruments and Their Repertoire a lecture-demonstration to be presented by Early Music Southwest, Sunday afternoon at 3:00PM at Rienzi.  Listen Download

Artistic Director and choreographer Sandra Organ and her contemporary dance company present their 12thannual Black History Month program, Dancing the Dozens. There are performances this weekend and next at the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex. Organ discusses the program with Catherine Lu.  Listen Download

This is the final week of the Texas Repertory Theatre Company's run of Paul Rudnick's Shakespearean comedy, I Hate Hamlet. Performances run through Sunday at  Texas Rep's playhouse which is is located in the Northwoods Plaza Shopping Center.  Listen Download