The Front Row, Tuesday, 05/04/2010

Artistic Director Matthew Dirst previews … and shares musical excerpts from George Frideric Handel's joyous cantata, Clori, Tirsi e Fileno. It's the featured work on the concert, Roman Holiday, to be given by the early-music ensemble, Ars Lyrica Houston, Sunday afternoon at the Hobby Center...
Artistic Director, Matthew Dirst, conducts his early-music ensemble, Ars Lyrica Houston, and vocal soloists, Melissa Givens, soprano; Sonja Bruzauskas, mezzo-soprano; and Gerrod Pagenkopf, counter-tenor in a revival performance of Handel's comically dramatic cantata, Clori, Tirsi e Fileno. It's Sunday afternoon in Zilkha Hall at downtown Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Dirst talks about the piece with St. John Flynn.  Listen Download

Emily Ballew Neff, the Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, spoke with KUHF's Meghan Hendley. Ms. Neff organized the exhibition, Houston's Sargents, featuring 30 paintings by John Singer Sargent owned by private collectors who live here in Houston. Those pieces are on display through this Sunday only in the MFAH's Audrey Jones Beck Building. Neff talks with KUHF's Meghan Hendley about the exhibition.  Listen Download

The Aperio, Music of the Americas chamber series, in cooperation with artists from the Houston Symphony and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, presents its season finale, Acuarela: Musical Impressionism of the Americas. The concert is Friday evening at Covenant Church on Caroline Street in the Houston Museum District. Aperio Founder and Artistic Director Michael Zuraw is joined in the Geary Performance Studio by flutist Judy Dines and Host St. John Flynn for a preview session.  Listen Download