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.

Ensemble Bravura, Texas Tech University's newest orchestral ensemble is in concert this weekend at the school of music. We'll talk to their director Dr. Philip Mann.

On today's edition of The Front Row we are at the Texas Tech University School of Music where we are visiting with Director of Orchestral Studies here at Texas Tech University, Dr. Philip Mann about their second concert of the 2019-2020 season: Appalachian Spring.

The faculty of the Texas Tech University School of Music do more than just teach classes. They work out in the field, research areas of their expertise, perform, and recruit for the institution.

On today's edition of The Front Row, Dr. Alice Ann Light and Doctorial Piano Performance Student Catalin Lacob visit with us about their travels, recitals, and teaching in Romania.

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Dr. William Westney is presenting a piano recital this weekend at the Texas Tech University School of Music, these are always big events in the musical life of our community. We'll have a discussion with Dr. Westney about his program on today's show.

We are in the studio of Dr. William Westney, the Eva Browning Artist-in-Residence and professor of piano here at the Texas Tech University School of Music to talk to him about his upcoming recital.

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is presenting concerts this weekend here in Lubbock, we'll have all the details with Maestro David Cho, conductor of the orchestra, and Kimberly Sparr, featured soloist.

On today's edition of The Front Row, we are in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater where the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is just prior to a rehearsal, and they're preparing for concerts this weekend, Friday and Saturday night, November 8th and 9th at 7:30PM.

The Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture and Performance Series presents the second in its offerings for this year. Royal Wood will be performing Friday night, November 8th at 7pm in the Allen Theater on Texas Tech University campus. There will also be a Q&A earlier in the day at 2:30pm in the Lubbock Room at the Student Union Building. We'll have all the details on today's show!