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.

Clint Barrick visits with Dr. John Hollins of the Lubbock Chorale about a very special concert. The Lubbock Chorale Annual Gala!

Join Clint Barrick as his visits with Marianna Hernandez and Ashley Tompkins, representatives with Moody Gardens.

Moody Gardens is a sanctuary of tranquility, education and fun attractions. It is truly a Texas getaway to Galveston!

You can hear the Front Row weekdays on 89.1, Lubbock's Voice of the Arts. To contact Clint Barrick, click here.

The Front Row Featuring Dr. Sarah McKoin

Feb 3, 2017

On this edition of The Front Row, Clint Barrick speaks with Dr. Sarah McKoin, Director of Bands at the Texas Tech University School of Music. McKoin shares news of a wonderful invitation extended to the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Clint and Sarah also share your opportunity for an exciting concert! You can hear The Front Row weekdays at 9:00am on 89.1FM, Lubbock's Voice of the Arts.

The Front Row: Robert Burns Supper

Jan 26, 2017

On this episode of The Front Row, Clint Barrick visits with Father Edson Way about the Robert Burns Supper. The event celebrates the dynamic Scottish Heritage along with the Romantic Poetry of Robert Burns and features the music of Daimh. Tickets for both the supper and concert are $75 and available here.

Join Clint Barrick as he takes you to the rehearsal of a very exciting performance at the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra! The LSO will take you on a storm of emotion with two Brahms pieces; Symphony No. 4 and Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn. These musical tempests vivdly tell the story of the variation and test of time. To compliment the captivating drama of Brahms, Flutist Jasmine Choi joins the LSO to perform the Concerto for Flute in D Major by Joseph Haydn, a soothing work of wonder. The performances are this weekend.