The Front Row, 4/19/2006

Several Houston Symphony musicians played Beethoven in the KUHF performance studio today in anticipation of the next Chamber Music at the Cathedral concert. . .

Flutist John Thorne, violinist Christopher Neal and Violist Joan DerHovsepian stopped by the studios to preview their upcomging performance on the Chamber Music at the Cathedral series. The recital is this Sunday evening at 6:00 at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave. Also on the program is music by Debussy, Dohnanyi and Crumb. More information is at 713-222-2593.  Audio here.

As we continued our series of features realted to National Poetry Month, poet Franz Wright read three of his poems. He was in town recently for a reading sponsored by Imprint Inc. Mr. Wright's latest collection is called God's Silence. Audio here.

KUHF's Bob Stevenson sat down for a conversation with the "greatest living Celtic harpist of our age". The University of St. Thomas presents Maire Ni Chathasaigh in a free lecture/performance called The Irish Harp: It's History, Repertoire and Role in Irish Society tonight at 7:30 in UST's Cullen Hall. More information is at  Audio here.