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Nearly 170 historic religious institutions across New York State will show off their art, architecture and history this weekend.

On Saturday, May 21, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra presents Puccini's beloved opera, "La Bohème." With outstanding soloists and area choirs, conductor Jonathan Yates promises that this performance will be far more involved than the usual "stand and sing" concert performance. Kate Remington talked with Jonathan about why this opera is so special.

Yale Center for British Art

 

One of America’s greatest modern architects, Louis Kahn, died in the middle of constructing his last building, the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. Now, 40 years later, the Center has gone through a major restoration to bring the inside of the building closer to Kahn’s original design. It was unveiled to the public on Wednesday.

Yale Center for British Art

After more than a year in storage, the largest collection of British Art outside of England reopens to the public on Wednesday. Architects for the Yale Center for British Art have restored the galleries inside the concrete, steel and white oak walls of the modern building designed by American architect Louis Kahn.

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On Sunday, May 8, Mother's Day, the Norwalk Youth Symphony presents its last concert of the season as a send-off for the graduating members, as well as a "thank you" for all their family support. This summer, the symphony will embark on a tour to three of Europe's music capitals, Prague, Vienna and Salzburg. Kate Remington talked with Jonathan Yates, conductor of the Youth Symphony, about the experience the orchestra provides for these talented kids.

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