The Front Row, Monday, 02/22/2010

Vocalists associated with Bayou City Concert Musicals perform well-known-and-not-so-well-known numbers by a young whippersnapper of a songwriter named Cole Porter, sampling the goodies from BCCM's Winter cabaret show, Let's Misbehave — The Early Music of Cole Porter, which has its final performance tonight at The Ensemble Theatre...
AURA, the Contemporary Music Ensemble of the University of Houston's Moores School of Music, performs recent works by American composers, Aaron Jay Kernis, Sebastian Currier and Stephen Montague … the Hungarian, György Kurtág … and Australian, Peter Sculthorpe … and the world premiere of Plasticity by Moores School alumnus, Cyrill Schurch, who will be in attendance at the performance.   The concert is this evening at 7:30PM in the Moores Opera House on the central University of Houston.  Listen Download

Artistic Director Rob Seible conducts his vocal ensemble VOX, in a program of madrigals, chansons and part songs … including two new works by Moores School of Music faculty composer, Robert Nelson: his a cappella song cycle, A Year's Quiet Journey, with texts by Lynda Boltz … and a setting for chorus and piano of six songs by early 20th century English composer, Roger Quilter. The concert is tonight at 8:00PM in the Belin Recital Hall on the campus of Houston Baptist University. Seible chats about the program with KUHF's St. John Flynn.  Listen Download

Bayou City Concert Musicals presents the final performance of its Winter 2010 cabaret revue, Let's Misbehave – The Early Music of Cole Porter. Show time is 7:30PM in the Performance Center at the rear of The Ensemble Theatre.  Bob Stevenson joins some of the BCCM singers in the Geary Performance Studio for a preview.  Listen Download