The Front Row, 4/24/2006

Harpsichordist Matthew Dirst leads concerts with both Ars Lyrica Houston and the Moores School Collegium Musicum this week. He stopped by KUHF to talk about both programs. . .

Dr. Dirst leads Ars Lyrica Houston, including soprano Melissa Givens, in music by Dietrich Buxtehude on a recital presented by Houston's Bach Society this Sunday afternoon at 5:00 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd. Admission is free. More immediately, Dirst leads a program of Lettere d'amore - Love Letter's featuring romantic madrigals and sonatas by Monteverdi and his contemporaries of the Italian Baroque. That program is tonight at 7:30 in the Moores Opera House at the University fo Houston. Tickets are available at the door. More information about both events is at http://www.arslyricahouston.com/.  Audio here.

The Arts Guys, Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth also stopped by the studo today. They host the Houston PBS program Arts is All Around Us: Downtown which debuts tonight at 8:00 on Channel 8. More information is at http://www.houstonpbs.org/publicart/ Audio here. 

KUHF's Alison Young sat down with writer Antonya Nelson who is one of the 12 authors from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program who will read tonight on the closing event of the 25th Anniversary Season of the Imprint/Brown reading Series. It's tonight at 7:30 at the Alley Theatre in Downtown Houston. Ms. Nelson's newest book, Some Fun: Stories and a Novella is published by Scribner.  More information about tonght's event is at http://www.imprint-inc.org/. Audio here.