The Front Row

Weekdays at 9:00am

This fall, Texas Tech Public Radio debuted a locally produced program called The Front Row.  This program is devoted to arts coverage here on the South Plains.  Given the sheer number of arts offerings now available to the public, a program dedicated to in-depth coverage and promotion of these events is absolutely needed.  Lubbock, and the surrounding area, is home to an increasing number of art organizations.  These groups offer music (of all kinds), theater, literature, visual arts, film, you name it.  Many of our schools have well developed Fine Arts programs.  The quantity and quality of the arts in Lubbock has certainly reached a milestone.  The construction of the Buddy Holly Center for the Performing Arts demonstrates both level of art and culture in our community and the need for a world-class facility.  With all the events taking place, a radio show taking the time to unpack these programs will help public awareness, promotion, and evoke community pride in our cultural life.  Texas Tech Public Radio is certainly the entity to provide this coverage.  The audience that attends events like these is the audience that listens to Public Radio.  Further, the radio staff has the expertise to do a deep dive into these public events and the organizations that produce them.  Once the semester starts, The Front Row will air every weekday morning at 9am on FM89.1.  Be sure to listen!

Dr. Alan Zabriskie, Director of Choral Studies at the TTU School of Music.
Kaysie Ellingson

Dr. Alan Zabriskie, Director of Choral Studies at the Texas Tech University School of Music, visits with the Front Row to talk about their upcoming concert.

How do you pick music for a concert?

On this episode of the Front Row, Clint Barrick talks with Ashley Tompkins and Alexis Shelly about the fun, entertaining and educational things to do at Moody Gardens.

For those who might not know, Ashley give us a bit of information about Moody Gardens itself.

On this episode of the Front Row, we’re talking in detail about the upcoming Presidential Lecture and Performance series with the director of the series, Jo Moore.

Tell us about the upcoming event for the series.

We have a fellow named Sammy Miller, who is a Grammy-Nominated, Juilliard schooled drummer and band-leader, who after he graduated with his Master’s degree from Juilliard actually formed this band called Sammy Miller and the Congregation.

Clint Barrick interviews Jorgen van Rijen.
Kaysie Ellingson

On this episode of The Front Row, famous trombonist, Jorgen van Rijen, principal trombonist of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, takes time during his visit to Texas Tech to talk with us about his journey with the trombone.

Tell us about you and your journey with the trombone.

Dr. Eric Allen
Kaysie Ellingson

On this episode of the Front Row, we learn about an upcoming concert taking place at one of Lubbock’s local churches this weekend. Joining us to talk about the performance at LakeRidge United Methodist Church is Dr. Eric Allen, Coordinator of Instrumental and Special Music.