The Front Row, 3/14/2008

We hear from Christoph Campestrini on today's program. He will conduct the Houston Symphony in an Italian inspired program which includes Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and endelssohn's Italian Symphony. We also hear from Artistic Director Emelyne Bingham in anticipation of this week's Enterfy Young Texas Artist Competition . . .

Maestro Christoph Campestrini will conduct the Houston Symphony in an Italy-inspired program. Performances of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony will be on the program this weekend in Jones Hall. Campesetrini discusses the music with KUHF's Dean Dalton. Listen  Download

Reinbert de Leeuw is the distinguished Dutch conductor who will conduct a collection of distinguished musiciens including the Houston Chamber Choir in tonight's presentation by Da Camera of Houston. Exiles in Paris, Part 2: Les Noces and Ballet Mecanique is tonight at 8:00 in the Wortham Center. Listen  Download

Emelyne Bingham is the newly appointed Artistic Director of the Entergy Young Texas Artist Competition. She talks with KUHF's Chris Johnson about the competition and it's finals concert which takes place this Saturday evening in Conroe's Crighton Theatre. Listen  Download

Prose writer Mike Jones and poet Darin Ciccotelli from the Gulf Coast Reading Series discuss and read from their work with KUHF's Catherine Lu. They will be reading more from their work this evening at 7:00 at the BRazos Bookstore.  Listen  Download