The Front Row, 4/27/2006

Maestro William Lacey
Maestro william Lacey will conduct Houston Grand Oepra's new production of Monteverdi's The Corronation of Poppea. He stopped by the Performance Studio to sit down with Dean Dalton at the KUHF Steinway for a conversation. . .

This final production of the season for HGO stars mezzo-sopranos Susan Graham and Frederica von Stade, tenor William Burden and baritone Nathan Gunn. Lacey conducts perforamances in the Brown Theatre of the Wortham Center through May 12th. Audio here. 

Also in the KUHF Performance Studio today where Artistic Director/Pianist Rodney Waters and 'Cellist Kevin Dvorak. They performed a movement from the Cello Sonata No.1 in e-minor, Op.38 by Johannes Brahms which they'll offer for the season finale concert presented by the Mukuru: Arts for AIDS Series. Audio here. 

Finally, Choreographers Erica Essner and Sue Schroder stopped by to talk about the collaboration between their two comapnies. Essner's Performance Co-Op from New York City and Houston's Several Dancers CORE present When We Dance. . . tomorrow night at 8:00 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Audio here.