Stepping Out In Front of the Orchestra: 2017 Concerto Winners Pt.2

The Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra will present a special performance featuring winners of the 2018 concerto contest. Meet them on this episode of The Front Row.

We will start with Jorge Ramos, who is a pianist. When did you decide to start playing the piano?

I started my studies in the piano at age 14. My grandmother was a concert pianist, so music has been around the family the whole time. My aunt started teaching me piano, so she encouraged me and gave...

Read More

Top Stories

Spencer Reese will perform a clarinet concerto this Friday.
TTU School of Music Facebook page.

Stepping Out In Front of the Orchestra: 2017 Concerto Winners

The Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra is giving a concert this Friday in Hemmle Recital Hall. Dr. Peter Fischer and Dr. Philip Mann are here to give more information on the event in this first part of The Front Row.

Dr. Mann, tell us about the concert.

This is one of our most exciting programs every year, and I can tell you as, essentially the music director of the program here, it’s one of the things that I look forward to most. It’s the opportunity for us...

Read More

The Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra will present a special performance featuring winners of the 2018 concerto contest. Meet them on this episode of The Front Row.
 

We will start with Jorge Ramos, who is a pianist. When did you decide to start playing the piano?

I started my studies in the piano at age 14. My grandmother was a concert pianist, so music has been around the family the whole time. My aunt started teaching me piano, so she encouraged me and gave me this love for music. So that’s how. I started.

Spencer Reese will perform a clarinet concerto this Friday.
TTU School of Music Facebook page.

The Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra is giving a concert this Friday in Hemmle Recital Hall. Dr. Peter Fischer and Dr. Philip Mann are here to give more information on the event in this first part of The Front Row.
 

Dr. Mann, tell us about the concert.

Throughout life, the notion of play comes up often. We play the field, play the stock market, play by ear. Play enters myriad aspects of living. Play is also this year’s theme for Texas Tech’s Humanities Center and students, faculty and staff, and Lubbock residents can all benefit.

Allison Whitney, a co-director of the Humanities Center, says play has a ton of different meanings.

American troops in the field during World War I.
Public Domain

The Texas Tech University Institute for the Study of Western Civilization is launching a symposium called the “Shadow of the Great War,” featuring lectures, films and exhibits. Dr. Jay Winter joins the Front Row to give more information.
 

How did you get interested in history and studying the Great War, World War I?

Music Crossroads of Texas: Donnie Allison
 

“Call of the Wild” – Impeccable
“Traces of Time” Impeccable
“I Don’t Mind” – The Nelsons
“Girls in Sweat Suits” – The Nelsons
“Radio Flyer” – The Nelsons
“Years of War” – The Nelsons
“Nuke the Prom” – The Nelsons
“Peggy Sue” – Donnie Allison
“True Love Ways” – Donnie Allison
“Caldonia” – Donnie Allison
“Drowning in Memories” – Donnie Allison
“Groove Me” – Donnie Allison
“Chain Gang” – The JDs
“Five O’clock World” – The JDs

Paintings by Carol Howell that can be seen at the tour.
Clint Barrick

The annual Lubbock studio tour is this weekend. On today’s Front Row we will take you inside the home of, Carol Howell, one of this year’s participants.
 

Why don’t you show us around a little bit.

Well we have five different artists, including myself. We have Ron Simons, who does jewelry and he comes with a beautiful display. It’s all handcrafted. He’s an unbelievable technician and artist. He’s just fabulous and does amazing and delicate, and very fine work. He will be here all day, both days, and will show you his work.

What’s next?

In 1957, the Soviet Union sent a small dog into orbit around Earth. Laika became the first living creature to circle the planet. But for Laika it was a suicide mission. Space officials, under orders from Nikita Khrushchev to hurry to launch Sputnik II so it coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, had no plan to bring the small dog back.
 

Data mining is everywhere these days. We found someone to explain how marketers use that data.
 

I’m Deidre Popovich. I’m an assistant professor of marketing in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech. And I teach marketing research and analysis, and I also teach consumer behavior.

Marketing is the ability to interact with your customer as a company, so marketing is really about building relationships with customers and getting them interested in your product or your service and conveying to them that you’re offering them some sort of value.

NPR Midterm Elections Live Blog

Nov 6, 2018
Follow NPR as they cover the midterm elections live.
NPR

Follow live coverage of the 2018 midterm elections, including results and analysis. Get caught up on the latest news.
 

Loading...

Live Midterm Election Coverage

Nov 6, 2018
Photo courtesy of NPR

Live election results for your state: Get the latest on Texas' ballot measures and races for governor, Senate and House.

Loading...

Pages

Faces of KTTZ

Meet the faces that make up the team at KTTZ-Texas Tech Public Media.