October 29, 2010 9:04 pm
The Front Row - Shepherd School of Music
Composer Michael Gandolfi and Rice University staff conductor, Cristian Macelaru, tell us about Sunday afternoon's concert of contemporary works, including Gandolfi's Points of Departure, by the Shepherd School of Music Chamber Orchestra...
October 28, 2010 8:46 pm
The Front Row - Foundation for Modern Music
The Foundation for Modern Music celebrates Mexico's Bicentennial this Saturday night at Miller Outdoor Theatre! Artistic Director, Raul Orlando Edwards, and
Estevan Ascona, Music Director of MECA, chat about
La Cancion Mexicana, a program of music and dance that pays homage to Latin-American culture with timeless boleros, classical pieces and mariachi favorites...
October 28, 2010 8:35 pm
The Front Row - Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera's new production of Benjamin Britten's musical morality tale, Peter Grimes, opens this week at the Wortham Center. We speak with HGO Music Director, Patrick Summers and with tenor, Anthony Dean Griffey, who takes on the title role...
October 28, 2010 8:24 pm
The Front Row - Houston Symphony
Renowned Finnish conductor, Hannu Lintu (pictured), previews this weekend's Houston Symphony performances of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and Markus Groh talks about making his local debut as soloist in Liszt's Piano Concerto Number One on that same program...
October 27, 2010 8:54 pm
The Front Row - Grand 1894 Opera House
We preview Burn The Floor, the non-stop international dance extravaganza! Two of the award-winning dancers from the show's U.S. tour cast, Ashleigh and Ryan di Lello, chat with us about their moves, which they bring to Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House this Friday and Saturday...
October 27, 2010 8:46 pm
The Front Row - Main Street Theater
Playwright Thomas Hagemann and director Andrew Ruthven talk about Breakfast at Eight, Mister Hagemann's drama that explores the fragility of marriage. The play is in the midst of its World Premiere run at Main Street Theater...
October 27, 2010 8:39 pm
The Front Row - Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
We meet Philippe Lefebvre, organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, who comes to Houston Friday evening to give a concert on the new Opus 19 Pasi Pipe Organ at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, downtown...
October 26, 2010 8:53 pm
The Front Row - Urban Souls Dance Company
General Manager, Walter Hull, and Artistic Director, Harrison Guy, chat about Urban Souls Dance Company's season-opening production, Touched By Five, which they'll present one time only, Saturday night at Houston Baptist University...
October 26, 2010 8:48 pm
The Front Row - Bootown Theatre Company
Artistic Director Emily Hynds and actor Cris Skelton preview Bootown Theater Company's Halloween show, The Farmer and the Badger, based on a Japanese folktale...
October 26, 2010 8:42 pm
The Front Row - Kingwood United Methodist Church
We chat with Matthew D. Ottman, Music Director of the world's most popular all-male vocal ensemble, Chanticleer, which performs tomorrow evening at Kingwood United Methodist Church...
October 25, 2010 9:02 pm
The Front Row - Blaffer Art Museum
And we look at films created by Berlin-based, Texas-born visual artist, Amy Patton - including one commissioned specifically for her current exhibition at the University of Houston's Blaffer Art Museum, which presents a panel discussion about Ms. Patton's work on Wednesday evening...
October 25, 2010 8:55 pm
The Front Row - Broadway Across America
We meet actor-singer David F. M. Vaughn, who steals the show as the vain, conniving and ruthless little squirt of a villain, Lord Farquaad, in the national touring production of Shrek The Musical, playing through this week only at downtown Houston's Hobby Center...
October 25, 2010 8:50 pm
The Front Row - Channing Concerts
Houston Symphony oboist, Anne Leek (pictured); Mezzo-soprano, Alys Dyke and Bayou-City-based composer, Mary Carol Warwick tell us about Doctor Warwick's new set of vocal pieces, Journey To Song settings of poems written by area women who are dealing with Breast Cancer. Tomorrow evening at First Unitarian-Universalist Church, The Greenbriar Consortium presents the World Premiere of Ms. Warwick's song cycle, in a Channing Concert presented in collaboration with The Pink Ribbons Project...
October 22, 2010 9:47 pm
The Front Row - Houston Symphony Pops
Trumpeter Chris Botti, previews the program of love songs, movie themes and old standards he's performing this weekend with the Houston Symphony Pops...
October 22, 2010 9:34 pm
The Front Row - KUHF Silent Film Concert Series
Austin composer, keyboard player and band leader, Graham Reynolds, plays samples of the original score he's created for the 1927 silent film, Wings - the first movie ever to win the Academy Award for "Best Picture". KUHF will screen Wings tonight at Discovery Green, downtown, while Graham's Golden Arm Trio accompanies the film with a live performance of the music he wrote for it...
October 22, 2010 9:27 pm
The Front Row - Rothko Chapel
Today, we introduce you to Lithuanian pianist, Petras Geniusas who tells us about the recital of solo keyboard works by Robert Schumann and Lithuanian composers that he'll perform tomorrow afternoon at the Rothko Chapel...
October 20, 2010 10:33 pm
The Front Row - Cezanne
Jazz pianist, Matt Lemmler, now re-established back home in New Orleans after five years of Hurricane-Katrina-induced exile here in Houston, tells us about the sets his reconstituted New Orleans Quartet will play this weekend at the Montrose-area jazz club, Cézanne and we'll hear tracks from the band's not-yet-released new album, Spiritual...
October 20, 2010 10:23 pm
The Front Row - Mildred's Umbrella Theatre
Director Jennifer Decker and actress, Elizabeth Seabolt-Esparza, are two of the players in the Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company production of Christopher Durang's autobiographical black comedy, The Marriage of Bette and Boo.
October 20, 2010 10:11 pm
The Front Row - Houston Grand Opera
Today, a preview of Houston Grand Opera's new staging of Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly, which opens Friday at the Wortham Center. We speak with soprano, Ana MariÂa Martinez, who is taking on the title role of Cio-Cio-San for the first time - tenor Joseph Calleja, who plays Pinkerton, Butterfly's faithless American husband - and Tony-Award-winning Broadway director, Michael Grandage, who's making his U.S. operatic debut with this production...
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!