The Front Row, 05/18/2006

Maestro Hans Graf
Hans Graf expopses his Austrian roots this weekend with a program celebrating the music of his countryman Johann Strauss, II. . .

The Houston Symphony concludes it's 2005 - 2006 classical season with a program of overtures, waltzes and polkas saluting The Waltz King of Old Vienna. Performances are tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday in Jones Hall.  Audio here. 

Houston real-estate agent Joseph Samuels Messina talked with KUHF's Bob Stevenson about his musical experience, his new CD Concierto de Amore, and the performance he'll give this Saturday at the opening of the Grand Opening of the new La Vie Salon, Day Spa and Boutique, 4380 Westheimer. The complimentary evening will include a fashion show, art exhibition wine and food. Proceeds from the sale of Messina's new disc benefit Child Advocates and Cadre Kids Day.  Audio here.

Finally, Jeanette Clift George of Houston's A.D. Players chatted with Alison Young about that company's new production of Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden. There are performances through June 4th.  Audio here.