The Front Row, 3/07/2008

Pianist Zoya Shuhatovich stops into the KUHF Performance Studio. She previews both her weekend recital in Houston and her upcoming European tour. We also hear from Houston Symphony Executive Director Matthew VanBesien as we wrap up a week-long series of discussion related to "The Beethoven Experience" . . .

Pianist Zoya Shuhatovich plays music by Beethoven and Chopin on the KHUF Steinway. She also speaks with KUHF's Catherine Lu about her weekend recital for the Channing Concerts and her upcomnig European tour.  Listen  Download

Soprano Caitlin Lynch sings an aria from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd. It was one of the performances that took home both the Audience Choice Award and the First Place honers in the final round of the Houston Grand Opera/Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers. Head of HGO's Music Staff Kathleen Kelly accompanies.  Listen  Download 

Matthew VanBesien is the Executive Direcotor of the Houston Symphony. He talks with KUHF's Dean Dalton about the first day-long music festival in Jones Hall, The Beethoven Experience. We also hear a performance of an excerpt from one of Beethoven's string quartets.  Listen  Download