The Front Row, Friday, 4/9/2010

Pianist Clive Swansbourne performs Schumann for us! Members of Aperio: Music of the Americas treat us to songs based on traditional folk music. And singer-actor David Baida [pictured] chats about his role in the national-touring production of In the Heights.

English-born, Houston pianist Clive Swansbourne previews the next concert (April 11)  in his Chopin & Schumann Recital Series, celebrating the two Romantic-era composers' 200th birthdays.   Clive Swansbourne sits down at the KUHF Steinway to play selections from Schumann's Scenes from Childhood and to chat with KUHF's Catherine Lu.  Listen  Download

Producer Bob Stevenson talks with David Baida [photo courtesy of], who stars as the "Piragua Guy" in the nationally-touring production of  In the Heights.  The Tony Award-winning musical depicts life on the streets of upper Manhattan's Latino neighborhood, and is currently on stage at Houston's Hobby Center (through April 18).  Listen  Download  *Extended Interview*

Host St.John Flynn gets together in the Geary Performance Studio with soprano TracyRhodus, pianist William Chapman Nyaho & Artistic Director Michael Zuraw, who perform songs from and discuss The Roots of Melody: World Folk Influences in Art Song, the next concert (April 10) by Aperio: Music of the Americas.    Download

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Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

Catherine Lu joined KUHF in October 2004. Since then, she has been hosting the Classical 91.7's Afternoon Concert and sharing her favorite music with listeners...