The Front Row, 02/22/2007

Violist Wayne Brooks
Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf, Principal Violist Wayne Brooks and Compeser Gabriella Frank stop by the program today to talk about the newly commisioned tone-poem for La Llorona - The Weeping Woman. It's being premiered this weekend in Jones Hall. We also received a visit from the distinguished African-American comoser-conductor Robert L. Morris . . .

Music Director Hans Graf, Violist Wayne Brooks and Composer Gabriella Frank talk with TFR host Dean Dalton about Ms. Frank's newly comissioned tone poem for viola and orchestra. the Houston Symphony presents La Llorona - The Weeping Woman alongside the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms in performances this weekend in Jones Hall.  Listen  Download 

KUHF's Catherine Lu talks with Co-director Sara Kumar and actors Amit Patel and Yaksha Bhatt about the Shunya Theatre production of Naga Mandala (Play with Cobra). It's being presented as this year's Surround by stages Repertory Theatre.  Listen  Download 

TFR Producer Bob Stevenson talks with distinguished African-American composer-conductor Robert L. Morris. Morris conducts this year's African-American Music Gala presented by the Houston Ebony Opera Guild.  Listen  Download  

Author Tinling Choong talks about her latest book Fire-Wife: A Story of Fire and Water. It's published by Nan A Talese, an imprint of Doubleday.  Listen  Download