The Front Row

Weekdays at 9:00am

The Front Row 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!

The Front Row is brought to you in part by The J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts and City Bank.

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is presenting Masterworks concerts this weekend at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre. On today's show we'll unpack all the details and visit with the artists.

Maestro David Cho and pianist William Westney are our guests on today's show as we talk about these concerts.

The J.T. And Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts has launched an initiative aimed at recruiting international students and fostering collaboration with international Universities.  Dean Noel Zahler is our guest on today’s edition of The Front Row.

Two great choral works for the holidays are being offered to the Lubbock community this weekend. Our guest, Dr. John Hollins tells us all about Handel's Messiah and Vivaldi's Gloria on today's edition of the Front Row.

Listen here or on the NPR One app.

Ballet Lubbock presents the Nutcracker Ballet this week. These performances will be the last in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre.

Helen Hunter and Yvonne Racz Key will guide us through this year's production on this episode of The Front Row. Listen here or on the NPR One App.

The Vesper Concert Series of First United Methodist Church presents the British Choral Ensemble Voces8 this Sunday at 5pm.  Our guest, Dr. Seung-Won Cho, helps us unpack all the details on today’s show!