The Front Row, Friday, 03/05/2010

Choreographer and Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown describes Spring Dance Fusion, the mix of new contemporary and classical ballet, jazz and modern-dance pieces that her Uptown Dance Company presents Sunday afternoon at the Hobby Center. That program includes the première of Ms. Gulledge-Brown's new work, Say What, set to the music of Sting...
Music Director Hans Graf conducts a quartet of vocal soloists and the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a program that includes Béla Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta … and Mozart's Kyrie in D-Minor and his Requiem. KUHF's Dean Dalton chats with with Graf about this weekend's performances.  Listen Download

Turkish-born guitarist Cem Duruöz is one of the artists to be featured at tomorrow's 6th Annual Guitar Festival at the International Festival-Institute in Round Top, Texas. His recital is the Grand Finale of the day's schedule of musical events. The Festival gets underway at 1:30PM in the afternoon with a recital by Austin classical guitarist, Tony Morris and his performing partner and spouse, flutist Renata Green. The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet gives a concert at 4:00PM.  Listen Download

Choreographer-performer Beth Gulledge-Brown, Artistic Director of Uptown Dance Company, speaks with Chris Johnson. Uptown Dance presents its 2010 Spring Dance Fusion, a program of contemporary and classical ballet, jazz and modern dance premières – one show only – Sunday afternoon at 3:00PM in Zilkha Hall at downtown Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing.  Listen Download

KUHF's Catherine Lu speaks with Dr. John Yarrington, Director of the School of Music and its Department of Choral Activities at Houston Baptist University. He guest-conducts the Houston Masterworks Chorus concert, Celebrate Mendelssohn.  Listen Download