The Front Row, 07/14/2006

Pianist Zoya Shuhatovich and Idivigo Duo in Studio 3-C
Pianist Zoya Shuhatovich brought two friends from Russia by the KUHF Performance Studio for a preview of the recital they'll offer this weekend at Houston's First Unitarian Universalist Church. . .

Indivigo DuoPianist Zoya Shuhatovich joined forces with Violinist Alla Aranoskaya and Violist Boris Vayner of the St. Petersburg String Quartet. Aranoskaya and Vayner are known together as the Indivigo Duo and will join Shuhatovich Sunday afternoon at 4:00 for a recital of music by Mozart, Brahms, Glinka Martinu, and Hunt. They all joined KUHF's Alison Young in the KUHF performance Studio for a live performance. Audio here.  

 For a photo album with pictures from today's session click here.

You can find excerts from KUHF's archive of local concert recordings avaiable for podcast by clicking here.

Disney's The Lion KingThe theatrical arm of the Disney organization has mounted a second national touring production of its award-winning stage musical The Lion King. It's being presented at the Hobby Center by the Broadway in Houston series. Singer-Actor Kevin Gray, who has previously played the title roles in the musicals, Phantom of the Opera and Jekyll and Hyde, returns to Houston in the role of wicked Uncle Scar. He spoke with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson. Audio here. 


Camp BroadwayThis year the 80th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin with a new song by Michael Feinstein performed by a troupe of some 600 singers and dancers - aged 10 to 14 - from all over the country. Those young show-biz hopefuls are being recruited right now by an award-winning non-profit New York theater-arts training school called Camp Broadway, which is conducting auditions in cities across the land. They'll be holding try-outs tomorrow here in Houston, hosted by Theatre Under the Stars, at the Hobby Center in Downtown Houston. Choreographer Tony Parise has been the Artistic Director of Camp Broadway for the past siz years. He will create the choreography for the Macy's performance of "Give Me a Drum!," ane he'll be on hand for the auditions tomorrow here in Houston. He spoke with KUHF's Alison Young. Audio here.