Friday on The Front Row

Donna Stoering, an American-born pianist who makes her home in England where she also runs a foundation that puts on public concerts, produces music programming for television, and is in the process of establishing its own cable-T-V network tocelebrate music that doesn't get much attention from existing media. She will tell the story behind Sergei Rachmaninoff's rarely played First Piano Sonata and then perform the entire piece on the Houston Public Radio Steinway grand.

Donna Stoering, an American-born pianist who makes her home in England where she also runs a foundation that puts on public concerts, produces music programming for television, and is in the process of establishing its own cable-T-V network tocelebrate music that doesn't get much attention from existing media. She will tell the story behind Sergei Rachmaninoff's rarely played First Piano Sonata and then perform the entire piece on the Houston Public Radio Steinway grand.

Bio photo of Dean Dalton

Dean Dalton

Host, Houston Symphony Broadcasts

Dean Dalton grew up in a musical family in a smallish town in Missouri. Having sung in church and school choirs from early on, he began to study piano at 8, and took up the viola at 11...