December 9, 2008 9:31 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 12/08/2008
Pianist Jade Simmons stops into KUHF's Performance Studio with a trio of youthful performers she's brought in to participate in this year's Impulse Artist Series. We hear music by Brahms and Shubert/Liszt in anticpation of the upcoming week's worth of recitals...
December 4, 2008 9:27 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 12/04/2008
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano gather in the KUHF Performance Studio on the current edition of the program. The Grammy-winning group treats us to a mix of traditional mariachi tunes and Christmas favorites, previewing its concert, Fiesta Navidad...
December 3, 2008 9:59 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 12/03/2008
Artistic Director Stanton Welch of the Houston Ballet stops into KUHF studios as his company prepares for the it's annual one-night-only Jubilee of Dance. We also hear a performance of excerpts from Handel's Messiah in Studio 3-c...
December 2, 2008 10:14 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 11/28/2008
We spend an hour in conversation with composer Michael Torke on today's edition of the program. He talks with KUHF's Chris Johnson about his music, about making it as a classical composer in the 21st Century and about some of the current issues facing composers and performers...
December 1, 2008 10:21 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 11/26/2008
Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate, making a return visit to the Bayou city, discusses the Houston Symphony program that he guest-conducts this weekend in Jones Hall. It includes works by The Last of the Great Romantics. He talks about it with St. John Flynn...
December 1, 2008 10:02 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday,11/25/2008
The Invincible Czars take over the KUHF Performnace Studio with their special brand of ho0liday cheer. Teh Czars known for fusing rock with classical and Eastern European folk music treat us to their unique take on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker...
November 26, 2008 5:57 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 11/24/2008
We are introduced to 'The Idea Fund', a brand-new granting project that has been underwritten by The Warhol Foundation and administered to artists by three local arts organizations: DiverseWorks, the Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses. It will finance at least twenty innovative visual-and-performing-arts projects over the next two years.
November 21, 2008 9:39 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 11/21/2008
Award-winning and much-loved children's book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola stops into the KUHF Studios to show off his latest opus - his first-ever pop-up book - another in his ongoing series of stories about Strega Nona, "Grandmother Witch." He talks with TFR Associate Producer Catherine Lu...
November 20, 2008 10:11 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 11/20/2008
We meet one of Israel's most popular singers, Chava Alberstein, whose Society for the Performing Arts-sponsored concert this evening at the Wortham Center is in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Jewish State....
November 20, 2008 6:45 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 11/19/2008
We have a live performance featuring music from "Every Sound You Can Imagine", Musiqua’s latest loft concert in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston and their current exhibition featuring musical scores from modern composers.
November 20, 2008 6:33 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 11/18/2008
Pianist Sarah Rothenberg, Artistic Director of Da Camera of Houston, plays keyboard miniatures by Erwin Schulhoff and Arnold Schoenberg, previewing Da Camera concert at the Menil Collection that traces the parallel development of the avant-garde in both visual art and music in the Twentieth Century.
November 20, 2008 6:26 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 11/17/2008
KUHF’s Meghan Hendley looks at recent paintings, drawings and collages by Houston visual artist, Floyd Newsum, on display in his show, Primary Concerns, now in its final week at the Joan Wick and Company Gallery.
November 20, 2008 6:14 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 11/14/2008
We welcome back to the KUHF Performance Studio, composer-musician Graham Reynolds and his Golden Arm Trio from Austin. They perform excerpts from the score Mister Reynolds has created for the 1925 silent-film version of The Phantom of the Opera. KUHF will show that classic movie, and the Golden Arm Trio will accompany the screening with a live performance of their musical soundtrack, on the second of KUHF’s free Silent Film Concert programs at Discovery Green Park.
November 14, 2008 7:09 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 11/13/2008
Singers Misha Penton, Shelley Auer and Kinga Ferguson perform excerpts from the first production of their new chamber-opera company, the Divergence Vocal Theater. The Ottavia Project is a dramatic fusion of selections from a seventeenth-century opera and a play from ancient Rome.
November 13, 2008 8:07 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 11/12/2008
Today, soprano Tracy Rhodus and Artistic Director and pianist, Michael Zuraw, perform songs by Samuel Barber, previewing the next APERIO: Music of the Americas concert – a whole evening of chamber works by Mister Barber -- that recital taking place Friday evening at Houston’s Covenant Church.
November 12, 2008 5:40 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 11/11/08
Today, Houston-based, English-born pianist Clive Swansbourne plays a couple of Impromptus for us, previewing the next-to-last of the Thursday-evening recitals he’s giving at the Rothko Chapel, focusing on the late keyboard works of Franz Schubert.
November 11, 2008 7:44 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 11/10/2008
Today, faculty artists from both the Shepherd and Moores Schools of Music -- violinists Kenneth Goldsmith and Kyung-Sun Lee, and violist Ivo-Jan van der Werff -- perform Mozart and Dvorák live for us, previewing the recital they'll present Wednesday evening at Rice University.
November 10, 2008 10:45 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 11/07/2008
Faculty artists from the University of Houston Moores School of Music join us live to perform music by 20th-century American composer Virgil Thomson. We hear about the Blaffer Gallery’s current exhibit, Damaged Romanticism, and about Da Camera of Houston's concert, inspired by that exhibit.
November 6, 2008 4:00 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 11/06/2008
Music Director Hans Graf and Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer, Aaron Jay Kernis, tell us about this weekend’s Houston Symphony concerts, which open with Mister Kernis’ Musica Celestis for String Orchestra.
November 5, 2008 10:34 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 11/05/2008
KUHF's Catherine Lu speaks with Artistic Director Gradimir Pankov about the upcoming Houston appearance of his Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal...
November 5, 2008 10:23 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 11/04/2008
Veteran trumpeter Doc Severinsen talks about his newest musical venture, the Latin-jazz group El Ritmo de la Vida. He performs with them friday night at The Clarion at Brzosport College...
November 5, 2008 10:12 pm
The Front Row, Monday, 11/03/2008
British artist Lucinda Cobley shows us her paintings currently on display at Wade Wilson ART, in which she applies the vibrant colors of nature to etched glass. She walks KUHF's Meghan Hendley through the gallery...
November 5, 2008 9:59 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 10/31/2008
Clarinetist Richard Nunemaker, who retired from the Houston Symphony at the end of the summer after 41 years with the orchestra previews the faculty recital he'll present Monday night at the University of St. Thomas as a offers KUHF listeners a performance of Steve Reich's mesmerizing clarinet piece, New York Counterpoint...
November 4, 2008 9:43 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 10/30/2008
Soprano Ailish Tynan chats with KUHF's Dean Dalton about her role in the Houston Grand Opera production of Berlioz's Beatrice and Benedict. We also hear from Artistic Director Jason Nodler and actor Paul Locklear as they take us behind the scenes of the Catastrophic Theatre production of Mickle Maher's The Strangerer...
November 4, 2008 9:25 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 10/29/2008
Curator Alden O'Brien describes one of the highlights of this weekend's International Quilt Festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It's an exhibition of antique and early-American quilts from the collection of the Daughters of the American Revolution...
November 4, 2008 4:11 pm
The Front Row, Tuesday, 10/28/2008
Cutting-edge composer Michael Gordon and hi sfrequent collaborator, experimental film-maker Bill Morrison tell us about their brand-new multi-media piece, Lightening at Our Feet, an aural and visual setting of texts by Emily Dickinson, which has its World Premiere, at the Mitchell Center for the Arts...
November 3, 2008 9:55 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 10/27/2008
Alecia Lawyer and Robert Simpson share with us about the two Day of the Dead Concerts presented by the combined their ensembles and we chat with pianist Rodney Waters about the next concert on the St. Cecelia Chamber Music Society...
November 3, 2008 8:28 pm
The Front Row, Friday, 10/24/2008
Today we introduce you to Bill Morrison, whose award-winning, abstract experimental films will be screened this evening at the Aurora Picture Show and tomorrow night at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston...
November 3, 2008 7:52 pm
The Front Row, Thursday, 10/23/2008
Violinists Matthew Detrick and Timothy Peters preview the inaugural event of the first full performance season for Apollo Chamber Players. Just in time for Halloween, the program Obsessions and Inspirations features small ensemble pieces that are...well...posessed...
October 23, 2008 10:22 pm
The Front Row, Wednesday, 10/22/2008
We meet trumpeter Raymond Mase and bass trombonist John Rojak who members of the venerable American Brass Quintet. They perform tonight at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music...