The Front Row, 07/09/2007

Maestro Hans Graf
As we come to end of the 2006-2007 concert season we begin a series of highlights from this past concert season. Today we begin with performances by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and members of Context. We also have the latest on Hans Graf and his new conctract with the Houston Symphony. Maestro Graf will stay in Houston untill the 2012 season . . .

Hans Graf has signed a new contract with the Houston Symphony that will heep him on as Music Director through 2012. KUHF News Director Capella Tucker fills us in on the details.  Listen  Download 

Alastair Willis leads the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in a performance of the Symphony No. 59 in A-Major, "Fire" by franz Joseph Haydn. The performance is from a concert held in November in teh sanctuary of Houston's St. John the Devine.  Listen  Download   

Members of Context perform a movement from the String Sextet in B-flat by Johannes Brahms. The performance is taken from the concert that kicked off last seasons series of concerts, Brahms in Vienna.  Listen  Download 

KUHF's Bob Stevenson heads over the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston to talk with curartor Valerie Cassel Oliver about the exhibition Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art. It's on view through August 5th.  Listen  Download