The Front Row, 05/08/2006

Frederica von Stade
Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade looked back on here 35 year career and ahead to a recital she'll give this evening. . .

The Tuesday Musical Club and Rice University collaborate to present Frederica von Stade in recital with pianist Richard Bado tonight at 8:00 in Rice's Stude Concert Hall. The thematically grouped songs represent composers including Schubert, Faure, Britten, Strauss, and a number of Americans. Tickets will be available at the door. She spoke with KUHF's Dean Dalton. Audio here. 

Tomorrow night at the Shepherd School of Muisc a group of student musicians organized by Conductor/Harpsichordist Levi Hammer will present all  six of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto's.  It's a free concert tomorrow at 8:00 in the Duncan recital Hall. Levi chatted with KUHF's Chris Johnson Audio here. 

Finally, Alison Young sat down with authors Ken Bruen and Jason Starr to talk about the Noir Night 2006 present by Murder by the Book. The event is this evening at 6:00 and the store is located at 2342 Bissonnet. More information is at http://www.murderbooks.com/. Audio here.