October 4, 2013 12:36 pm
"You Never Can Tell"
Director Carolyn Johnson and actors Jessica Riley and Blake Weir chat about Unity Theatre Brenham’s staging of You Never Can Tell, George Bernard Shaw’s comedy about the intricacies of family inter-relationships in Victorian England.
October 4, 2013 12:29 pm
"The Enduring Legacies of Serge Koussevitzky and Gary Karr"
Bassist Dennis Whittaker and pianist Timothy Hester talk about their upcoming recital in which Whittaker plays a legendary 200-year-old instrument known as “The Karr-Koussevitzky Double-Bass.”
October 4, 2013 12:22 pm
Mercury: Mozart Piano Concertos
Pianist Timothy Hester and Mercury director Antoine Plante talk about the first concert of the ensemble’s new season, which features Hester playing two Mozart piano concertos.
October 2, 2013 12:04 pm
Classical Classroom: The Flute
In this episode, Joel Luks, flutist and arts journalist for the on-line magazine CultureMap, sits down with our audio librarian Dacia Clay for a lesson all about the flute.
October 2, 2013 12:02 pm
Public Poetry: Usha Akella
We meet poet Usha Akella, who shares some of her latest work with us in anticipation of this month’s Public Poetry Reading.
October 2, 2013 11:59 am
Uptown Dance Company: "Dance Infusion 2013"
Artistic director Beth Gulledge-Brown and choreographer Alex Pandiscio preview Dance Infusion 2013, Uptown Dance Company’s showcase of contemporary and classical ballet, jazz and modern works.
October 1, 2013 1:05 pm
Sixth Annual Houston Fringe Festival
Maggie Lasher of China Cat Dance, choreographer Jacquelyne Jay Boe and composer Paul Connolly talk about the new performances they’re presenting during the Sixth Annual Houston Fringe Festival.
October 1, 2013 1:01 pm
Guest composer Daniel Asia, and members of the Moores School of Music’s contemporary ensemble AURA, preview the group’s first concert of the season, Borderlines.
October 1, 2013 11:52 am
Michael Bise: "Love in the Kingdom of the Sick"
Visual artist Michael Bise shows us the large-scale drawings included in his current Moody Gallery exhibition Love in the Kingdom of the Sick. The images were inspired by the experiences Bise underwent during heart-transplant surgery.
September 30, 2013 1:20 pm
Houston Latin-American Philharmonic: "Viva Latin America"
Music director Glenn Garrido introduces us to one of Venezuela’s leading tenors, Jorge Quintero, who performs with Houston's Latin-American Philharmonic.
September 30, 2013 1:16 pm
Context: Brahms Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Context artistic director Brian Connelly and cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau, from the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, talk about the program that opens Context’s new season.
September 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Grace Song Inc.: "This Is the Moment"
Tenor Eduardo Tercero performs songs that provide commentary on his own life story: his journey to America and his quest to find his own, authentic voice.
September 30, 2013 1:05 pm
"ROCO Celebrates Asia"
Tenor Zachary Averyt talks about Benjamin Britten’s Serenade, a piece he performs with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra on its season-opening concerts.
September 30, 2013 1:00 pm
Aperio: "Sea Changes: Contemporary Currents in Caribbean Music"
The sibling guitar-and-percussion duo of Alberto and Ricky Rodriguez-Ortiz preview the concert, Sea Changes: Contemporary Currents in Caribbean Music, presented by Aperio, Music of the Americas.
September 30, 2013 12:53 pm
Houston Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 & Rachmaninoff's "The Bells"
Charles Hausmann, director of the Houston Symphony Chorus, and guest conductor Matthew Halls, tell us about the Symphony's performances of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and The Bells, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s rarely-performed setting of the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
September 30, 2013 12:38 pm
Conspirare: "Bach Plus: Elegant Craft, Ardent Expression"
The Grammy-winning Austin-based choral ensemble Conspirare comes to Houston, and the group’s director, Craig Hella Johnson, discusses the program Bach Plus: Elegant Craft, Ardent Expression.
September 26, 2013 4:46 pm
Cast members from Bayou City Theatrics perform some of the songs from the company’s re-envisioned staging of the popular musical Les Misérables.
September 26, 2013 4:39 pm
"What Time Is It? / Time Travel"
Composers Anthony Brandt and Rob Smith, and installation artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer, talk about the collaborative art project they’ve created between contemporary music ensemble Musiqa and UH’s Blaffer Art Museum.
September 25, 2013 4:06 pm
Black Lab Theatre: "Assistance"
Director Jordan Jaffe and actor Adam Gibbs tell us about the Black Lab Theatre’s production of Assistance, a story about young, entry-level office workers trying to please their Boss-From-Hell.
September 25, 2013 4:00 pm
Da Camera: "Twenty-Something"
Da Camera artistic director Sarah Rothenberg introduces Twenty Something, a program that focuses on two short-lived musical geniuses while they were still very young: Mozart and Schubert.
September 25, 2013 3:56 pm
"Perfectly Porter: Words and Music of Cole Porter."
Performers from the Lone Star Lyric Theatre preview Perfectly Porter: Words and Music of Cole Porter, the first of the monthly cabaret shows they’re presenting this season.
September 24, 2013 6:27 pm
The Art Guys: "Intersection"
We fall in step beside The Art Guys, Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth, as they make repeated traversals of the busiest intersection in Houston: Hillcroft and Westheimer.
September 24, 2013 6:24 pm
Hope Stone: "I Scream"
Artistic director and choreographer Jane Weiner fills us in on Hope Stone Dance Company’s fourth annual end-of-the-summer dance delight Lemonade Stand. This year’s edition is specifically titled I Scream.
September 24, 2013 6:20 pm
"20th Century Masterworks for Viola"
Moores School artist-teacher Lawrence Wheeler gets together in the Geary Studio with Michael Zuraw of the Aperio, Music of the Americas series to play 20th-Century masterworks for viola and piano.
September 23, 2013 12:33 pm
Cypress Philharmonic: "Stirrings of Autumn"
Founder and music director Glynnes Lanthier and her chamber orchestra the Cypress Philharmonic present Stirrings of Autumn, the opening concert of the ensemble’s second season. The program includes the world premiere of a new piece by Houston-area pianist and composer Joe LoCascio.
September 23, 2013 12:27 pm
Bering Omega Community Services "Sing for Hope" Gala
Soprano Camille Zamora and jazz vocalist Kristine Mills preview the entertainment for this year’s Sing for Hope gala concert, benefitting the HIV and AIDS programs of Bering Omega Community Services.
September 23, 2013 12:25 pm
Joshua Bell joins forces with the Symphony to play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
September 23, 2013 12:22 pm
Lawrence Foster returns to the Houston Symphony to lead performances of orchestral works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar.
September 23, 2013 12:18 pm
The Houston Fine Art Fair
Director Rick Friedman talks about this year’s third annual Houston Fine Art Fair, and we chat with the winners of the HFAF 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Wendy Watriss and Frederick Baldwin, the founders of FotoFest.
September 23, 2013 12:16 pm
Jessica Lang Dance
New-York-based dancer and choreographer Jessica Lang prepares us for the debut performance here in Houston by her contemporary ballet company.