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!
 

On this edition of the Front Row, Clint Barrick talks a day in the life at the Moody Planetarium!

Host Clint Barrick catches up Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Director, Mary Saathoff, about the final production of the Masterworks Series. Guest Conductor Daniel Myssyk leads the LSO alongside a solo performance by Andrew Staupe of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor.

Listen in as Clint Barrick visits with Dr. Dorothy Chansky, Director of the Humanities Center at Texas Tech University.

Tonight, the Humanities Center welcomes guest lecturer and author Abby Smith Rumsey.

The event starts at 5:30 at SW Collection, Formby Room.

The Front Row visits with Dr. Kimberly Sparr, Associate Professor of Viola at the Texas Tech School of Music. Dr. Sparr was the featured soloist at the Texas Tech Orchestra's performance of Jennifer Hidgon's Viola Concerto. You can hear the Front Row weekdays on 89.1, Lubbock's Voice of the Art.

A fantastic collaboration brings to life two classics. Productions of A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park both on the stage this weekend really less than two miles apart from each other.

First you can see the Lubbock's Community Theatre's production of A Raisin in the Sand.

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