The Front Row, 03/01/2007

Hans Graf
Today we learn about an unknown work by Shostakovich which Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf will conduct this weekend in Jones Hall and we hear from the two young Russian pianists who where the winners of the 2006 Guzik Foundation Awards which has resulted in their current US tour . . .

Music Director Hans Graf talks with TFR host Dean Dalton about the little known work by Shostakovich that he'll conduct. The Houston Symphony presents a performance of the Suite of Song Settings on Poems of Michelangelo alongside the Eroica Symphony by Beethoven this weekend in Jones Hall.  Listen  Download 

Russian Pianists Dinara Nadzhafova and Ilya Petrov are currently on a tour of the United States as the 2006 winners of the Guzik Foundation Awards. They perform in Studio 3-C on the KUHF Steinway.  Listen  Download 

Resident playwright John Harvey of Mildred's Umbrella Theatre and Artistic Director Joel Orr of Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre discuss the world premiere production of Harvey's Rot.  Listen  Download   *Extended Interview*