August 1, 2011 2:16 pm
Mercury Baroque - L'Estro Armonico
Jonathan Godfrey, concertmaster of Mercury Baroque, talks about the ensemble's most recent CD. It contains eight of the pieces from Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico, the legendary collection of violin concertos known as “Harmonic Inspiration." We hear excerpts from the recording, which features Mr. Godfrey as the primary soloist.
July 17, 2011 4:50 pm
TUTS - Urban Cowboy: The Musical
Cast-member Susan Shofner performs two of the top country hits included in Urban Cowboy: The Musical, and we chat with the show's book-writer, Aaron Latham, previewing Theatre Under The Stars' new production!
May 27, 2011 9:18 pm
Houston Ballet - Jorma Elo's ONE/end/ONE
Finnish choreographer, Jorma Elo, chats about ONE/end/ONE, his new dance piece that will have its World Première on Houston Ballet's spring concert, Raising the Barre, an evening celebrating 21st-century ballet.
May 25, 2011 10:38 pm
Poison Pen Reading Series - Poets Darin Ciccotelli & Kevin Prufer
Poets Darin Ciccotelli and Kevin Prufer [pictured], who are both affiliated with the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, share some of their poetry, previewing their joint appearance on the Poison Pen Reading Series at the Poison Girl Bar.
May 24, 2011 8:18 pm
Guitarist Chad Ibison
Austin-based classical guitarist Chad Ibison performs live for us, previewing the House Concert he'll play as a benefit for this summer's “Classical Minds” Guitar Institute and Competition.
May 17, 2011 11:40 pm
Main Street Theatre - I Am Barbie
What if Barbie could talk? Well, Barbie tells all in Walton Beacham's new comedy, I Am Barbie. The playwright, director Cheryl L. Kaplan and actress, Ivy Castle-Rush [pictured as "Barbie"] chat about Main Street Theater’s production.
May 17, 2011 11:27 pm
The Front Row - United Nations Association International Choir
Artistic Director Phillip Kloeckner [pictured] and singers from his United Nations Association International Choir plus guest soloist, bass-baritone Hector Vasquez, perform for us! They sing selections from Opera International, a concert of opera choruses spanning several continents.
May 17, 2011 11:14 pm
The Front Row - Bayou City Concert Musicals
Vocalists from Bayou City Concert Musicals perform some of the classic songs of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, previewing their Cabaret Night, I'll Take Manhattan.
May 16, 2011 11:29 pm
The Front Row - Divas Song Salon, Who are the Roma?
Artists from Divas World Productions introduce us to the music of the Gypsies, as they preview their next Song Salon recital, Who Are the Roma?
January 5, 2011 8:33 pm
The Front Row - Composer David Ashley White
We celebrate composer David Ashley White, director of the University of Houston's Moores School of Music! We feature an encore broadcast of the Moores School's 10th Anniversary Tribute to Dr. White, who was honored just a little over a year ago on the occasion of his decade of service and 65th birthday.
January 4, 2011 8:14 pm
The Front Row - Ars Lyrica Houston
Artistic Director Matthew Dirst and record producer Keith Weber talk about Ars Lyrica Houston's CD of Johann Adolphe Hasse's Marc Antonio e Cleopatra, recently nominated for the Grammy Award for "Best Opera Recording"!
January 3, 2011 7:52 pm
The Front Row - Flutist Hubert Laws
We ring in 2011 by celebrating a native musical son: distinguished and versatile flutist, Hubert Laws. Mr. Laws tells stories about his journey from Houston's Wheatley High School to New York's Juilliard School, overcoming racial prejudice as an African-American classical musician in the 1950s, and collaborating with legends. Click below to access all three segments of this program.
December 31, 2010 10:30 pm
The Front Row - Bekkers Piano Guitar Duo
Husband-and-wife musicians, guitarist Robert Bekkers and pianist Anne Ku treat us to a salon concert from the Geary Performance Studio! Based in The Netherlands, the Bekkers Piano Guitar Duo stopped by KUHF during their recent U.S. tour and played selections from their new CD. Click below to access all three segments of this program.
December 30, 2010 9:57 pm
The Front Row - Cinema Arts Society
We chat with two of the "A List" actors, who were in town recently for the 2nd Annual Cinema Arts Festival Houston: John Turturro and Isabella Rossellini. Both actors chat with us about working with major directors (Spike Lee, the Cohen Brothers and David Lynch), as well as their own current film projects. Click below to access all three segments of this program.
December 29, 2010 9:30 pm
The Front Row - Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky
French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has been generating great excitement in Europe! We spend the hour chatting with Mr. Jaroussky about his musical journey. Plus, we hear excperts from his recent recordings. Click below to access all three segments of this program.
December 28, 2010 8:47 pm
The Front Row - Pianist Clive Swansbourne
We wrap up 2010's celebration of the bicentennials of the births of Romantic-era composers, Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann! In two previously-aired segments, British-born Houston pianist Clive Swansbourne performs for us and discusses the composers' personalities. Click below to access both segments of this show.
December 21, 2010 4:00 am
The Front Row - Paragon Brass
We welcome into KUHF's Geary Performance Studio the five members of the Bayou City's longest-running quintet, the Paragon Brass Ensemble! They play sparkling arrangments of traditional Christmas carols and seasonal favorites from the Great American songbook. Click below to access all three segments of this program.
October 20, 2010 12:19 am
The Front Row - Brazos Bookstore
Best-selling writer Myla Goldberg chats about her new novel, The False Friend, a haunting psychological tale about a young woman's longing to understand her childhood best friend's disappearance years ago and the role she played in her friend's vanishing. Ms. Goldberg stops by Brazos Bookstore tonight!
October 20, 2010 12:12 am
The Front Row - Moores Opera Center
Singers from the University of Houston's Moores Opera Center, with Director Buck Ross and guest musical director Stephen Sulich, perform rollicking, high-kicking and hilarious music from Jacques Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne (The Parisian Life)!
October 19, 2010 11:50 pm
The Front Row - Dominic Walsh Dance Theater
Artistic Director Dominic Walsh and Aurelie Cayla, an associate of acclaimed Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian, preview the First Course of Dominic Walsh Dance Theater's season, which includes a duet from Kylian's dance-trilogy, 27'52".
October 18, 2010 11:32 pm
The Front Row - DiverseWorks
Hurricane Katrina brought about major changes in the lives and work of Louisiana artists. We meet one of them, Elizabeth Kleinveld, whose photographs are featured in the exhibition, Before (During) After, at DiverseWorks.
October 18, 2010 11:31 pm
The Front Row - Mauricio Nader, pianist
Acclaimed Mexican pianist Mauricio Nader, a graduate of the University of Houston's Moores School of Music, performs live for us!
October 18, 2010 11:21 pm
The Front Row - The Alley Theatre
We speak with actors Jay Sullivan and Elizabeth Bunch, who play "Peter" and "Wendy" in the Alley Theatre's production of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.
October 18, 2010 2:26 am
The Front Row - Divas World Productions
Musicians and singers from Divas World Productions, including mezzo-soprano Sonja Bruzauskas [pictured], perform for us, previewing Worldly Perspectives, a Song Salon that looks at the Earth and Moon from a variety of musical, cultural and cosmic viewpoints.
October 18, 2010 1:12 am
The Front Row - Theater LaB Houston
Canadian writer, actress and performance artist, Gemma Wilcox, talks about her one-woman show, Shadows in Bloom, in which she plays 20 characters (plant, human and animal) while examining relationships and the ticking biological clock. Theater LaB Houston presents her show this weekend.
October 18, 2010 12:00 am
The Front Row - River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director Alecia Lawyer, renowned guest conductor JoAnn Falletta, composer Scott McAllister and bassist Sandor Oslund join us in the Geary Performance Studio! We preview ROCO's season-opener, which includes Scott McAllister's World Premiere Concerto for Double Bass.
October 17, 2010 11:08 pm
The Front Row - Musiqa
We chat with composer Stewart Wallace about She Told Me This, his new chamber piece commissioned by Musiqa, which presents its World Premiere on Saturday! The work is based on the composer's own operatic adaptation of Amy Tan's novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter.
October 17, 2010 10:58 pm
The Front Row - Louis A. Markos, Professor of English
Houston Baptist University English Professor, Louis A. Markos, tells us about the ancient Greek tragedy, Oresteia by Aeschylus, which will be performed by Athens-based company, The Theatrical Scheme, tomorrow night!
October 15, 2010 11:33 pm
The Front Row - International Festival Institute at Round Top
Acclaimed young American pianist, Roger Wright, performs live for us, previewing his recital coming up Saturday afternoon on Festival Hill in Roundtop, Texas!
October 15, 2010 11:11 pm
The Front Row - DiverseWorks
Choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi talks about Tyler Tyler, her contemporary "deconstruction" of a classical kabuki dance-theatre piece, which she presents this weekend at DiverseWorks!