The Front Row, Thursday, 03/18/2010

We have two studio performances for you today! Renowned French flutist, Jean Ferrandis (pictured), and Mexican concert pianist, Mauricio Náder, talk about their first-time collaboration and play selections from the concert they'll present tonight at the University of Saint Thomas, in celebration of Mexico's Bicentennial and the French Cultures Festival. And, psychiatrist and pianist, Richard Kogan, joins us live in the Geary Performance Studio to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Robert Schumann!
As part of both the Houston Celebrates Mexico 2010 bicentennial series, and this year's French Cultures Festival in the Bayou City, the Consulates General of Mexico and France in Houston and the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts present French flutist, Jean Ferrandis, and Mexican pianist Mauricio Náder  in recital this evening at 7:00PM in Jones Hall on the campus of the University of Saint Thomas. Admission is free.  The artists join Catherine Lu in the Geary Performance Studio for a preview.  Listen Download  Extended Interview

Psychiatrist and pianist, Dr. Richard Kogan celebrates his 7th annual visit to Houston and the Texas Medical Center with two performances of his keyboard lecture-recital, Robert Schumann: Musical Genius and Psychiatric Illness.   He'll present the program, this afternoon at 4:00PM  in the AT&T Auditorium in the Main Building of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center on Holcombe Boulevard … and tomorrow at 12:00PM in the Baylor College of Medicine's Cullen Auditorium, as part of that school's Compassion and the Art of Medicine lecture series. Both performances are open to the public and admission is free. Kogan joins St. John Flynn in the Geary Perfomance Studio for a preview.  Listen Download