The Front Row, Friday, 04/16/2010

Renowned French conductor, Yan Pascal Tortelier, and violin soloist Baiba Skride talk about performing Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto and Franck's Symphony in D-Minor this weekend with the Houston Symphony...

On this weekend's Houston Symphony Classical Series concerts, guest conductor, Yan Pascal Tortelier, leads the Orchestra in performances of the Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture and the Franck Symphony in D-Minor And, Baiba Skride is the soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto Number Two. Skride and Tortelier chat with Dean Dalton about the program.  Listen Download

Houston Early Music presents singer and vielle and Medieval-harp-player, Shira Kammen, with the all-female, Boston-based vocal trio, Tapestry. Kammen chats about the program, Faces of a Woman, with Bob Stevenson.  Listen Download

KUHF's Catherine Lu speaks with Cuban-born guitarist, Ernesto Tamayo, who performs selections from his new CD, El Poema de la Rosa, and other works, tomorrowin a Salon Concert at a Private Residence in the Katy area, sponsored by the Greater Houston Guitar Guild.  Listen Download

Robert Moody, Music Director of the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Portland, Maine, Symphony Orchestras, guest-conducts this weekend's concerts by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, which include the world première of the Buffalo Bayou Suite by Houston composer and KUHF Senior Recording Engineer, Brad Sayles. Sayles and Moddy talk about the concert with St. John Flynn.  Listen Download