The Front Row, Thursday, 04/01/2010

The members of the ensemble, Windsync, give us a preview of their next concert, Winds in Tights, a program that features the World Première of A Ballad of Robin Hood by Houston composer, Garret Schumann...
Choreographer Eric Gauthier is Artistic Director of his own contemporary dance company based in Stuttgart, Germany. The troupe makes its U.S. debut with performances of Gauthier's piece, Orchestra of Wolves. Gauthier Dance is one of a baker's dozen of international dance companies that will appear on the Bayou City's 15th annual Dance Salad Festival. Gauthier, well as choreographer Eva Duda & Dance Salad Artistic Director Nancy Henderek, chat with KUHF's Catherine Lu.  Listen Download

Windsync performs pieces by Gary Schocker, Franz Danzi, Jacques Ibert and Heitor Villa-Lobos … plus the world première of A Ballad of Robin Hood, a musical drama for wind quintet, which the ensemble commissioned from Rice University undergraduate-student composer, Garrett Schumann.  The concert is tomorrow evening at 7:30 in the Shepherd School of Music's Duncan Recital Hall. Admission is free. Members of Windsync play excerpts from their recital in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio.  Listen Download

Steven Fenley is the Associate Artistic Director of Texas Repertory Theatre and staged the company's new production of Neil Simon's romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park. Beth Hopp and Stephen Myers lead the cast in the roles of the young newly-weds, Corie and Paul Bratter. There are evening performances through April 11th at the Texas Repertory Theatre Company's playhouse in the Northwoods Plaza Shopping Center. Fenley, Hopp and Myers all chat with KUHF's Bob Stevenson.  Listen Download