The Front Row, Friday, 03/26/2010

Today, we have phone conversations with two living show-business legends: actor-singer-dancer, Joel Grey and pianist-composer-arranger-and-conductor, Marvin Hamlisch. They tell us about their show, From Broadway to Hollywood, which they're bringing to Jones Hall tomorrow night, courtesy of Houston's Society for the Performing Arts...
New-York-based violist, Max Mandel and San Francisco Conservatory of Music faculty cellist, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, speak with KUHF's Chris Johnson.   Mandel and Fonteneau join forces with another guest artist, Peabody Institute cellist-teacher, Michael Kannen, and four local string players, including Context Artistic Director, Sergiu Luca, to perform Sextets by Borodin, Martinu, Dvorák and Richard Strauss. It's the last of this season's Music in Context chamber-music concerts, Sunday afternoon at 4:00PM  in Duncan Recital Hall at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.  Listen Download

The Apollo Chamber Players present Musica con Sabor – Songs of the Americas, dance-inspired pieces from Venezuela and Argentina, tomorrow evening at 7:00PM at Bethany Christian Church. They play excerpts from their program for St. john Flynn in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio.  Listen Download

Composer-pianist-conductor Marvin Hamlisch and entertainer Joel Grey perform songs and tell stories From Broadway to Hollywood in a special concert program – with orchestra – to be presented by Society for the Performing Arts, one show only, tomorrow night at 8:00PM in downtown Houston's Jones Hall.  They both chat with Bob Stevenson about their program together.  Listen Download
*Extended Interview w/Joel Grey*
*Extended Interview w/Marvin Hamlisch*