The Front Row, 3/11/2008

We meet pianist Susan Tomes on the current edition of the program. She is the pianist in the London-based Florestan Trio who will perform tonight in Rice's Stude Concert Hall for Houston Friends of Music. In addition, Tennor Kenneth Gayle and pianist Rodney Waters perform excerpts from the last of thsi season's Mukuru: Arts for AIDS recitals . . .

Pianist Susan Tomes talks with KUHF's Afternoon Concert host Chris Johnson about the program of music by Haydn, Beethoven, and Ives that her Florestan Trio will offer for Houston Friends of Music tonight at 8:00 in Stude Concert Hall at Rice University.  Listen  Download

After the initial interview, Susan Tomes also talked with Chris Johsnon about her parallel career as a music writer and commentator and how she sees her role as both a classical performer and as an advocate for her art form in a conversation that is exclusive to this website.  Download

Tenor Kenneth Gayle and pianist Rodney Waters perform in KUHF's Studio 3-C. They present an intimate house-concert this weekend at a private home in Houston which will conclude the season of performances for the Mukuru: Arts for AIDS series. KUHF's Catherine Lu hosts.  Listen  Download 

Leslie Swackhammer is the Director of the Stages Repertory Theatre production of Craig Wright's Lady. There are performances through this Sunday and she talks about the prodcution with KUHF's Catherine Lu.   Listen  Download