The Front Row, 2/07/2008

Hasu Patel in Studio 3-C
Indian musician and composer Hasu Patel stops into the KUHF Performance Studio to play a portion of her new Sitar Concerto which has been comissioned by and will be premiered by the Doctor's Orchestra of Houston. We also hear from HGO Studio Artists Faith Sherman and James J. Kee as they provide us with a behind-the-scenes look at the annual McCollum Competition for Young Singers and it's final-round Concert of Arias . . .

Kathleen Kelly is the Director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. She stops into the KUHF Studios with former prize-winners Faith Sherman and James J. Kee for a behind-the-scenes look at the annual McCollum Competition for Young Singers and it's final-ound Concert of Arias which happens tomorrow night in the Wortham Center.  Listen  Download 

Hasu Patel is a sitar virtusoso and composer. She has been comissioned by the Doctor's Orchestra of Houston and will perform the premiere performance of her Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra this Sunday afternoon at 5:00 in the Cullen Theatre of Houston's Wotham Center. Ms. Patel and DOH Music Director Libi Lebel join TFR Producer Bob Stevenson in the KUHF Performance Studio.  Listen  Download 

Actors Byron Jacquet, John William Stevens and Timothy Eric Dickson from the Ensemble Theatre chat with KUHF's Bob Stevenson about the current production of August Wilson's play Gem of the Ocean. Listen  Download