The Front Row, 07/17/2006

Conductor Clifton Evans with castmember from Pinafore
Castmembers from Houston's Gilbert and Sullivan society where in the KUHF Performance Studio today for a preview of the upcoming production of H.M.S. Pinafore. . .

Alistair DonkinFor it's annual production at the Wortham Center, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston, presents, not one, but TWO favorites: H.M.S. Pinafore and Trial by Jury. In addition, the Society this season celebrates the 25th anniversary of its association with stage director and star, Alistair Donkin. Mr. Donkin, Musical Director Clifton Evans and several members of the Pinafore cast stopped by Studio 3-C for a preview with KUHF's Alison Young. Audio here.  

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

Savonnlina, FinlandKUHF's Dean Dalton is still traversing Europe with the intrepid travelers on KUHF's Summer Arts and Performance Tour of Russia and Finland. He called in today from his room in and old manor house that's been converted into a hotel and spa and spoke with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson about his travels in Europe.  Audio here. 

For information about KUHF's October Arts and Performance tour to the Balkans click here.

Egg Cup 3For it's 4th year in a row, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft has invited craftspeople from all over Texas to enter the competition for its annual Craft Houston 2006 showcase. Over a hundred artists submitted more than 300 pieces, and 52 works by 29 craft-artists living in 11 different cities were selected for inclusion in this year's Craft Houston show. The juror for the exhibition is art writer and historian, Suzanne Ramljak, current editor of Metalsmith magazine. She spoke with KUHF's Alison Young. Audio here.