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5:28 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Two Years Later, A Movement of Kindness in Newtown

Sunday marks two years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Over the past two years, thousands of people around the country have responded with acts of kindness.  That includes many different groups and some who have decided to act on their own.

Ashley Petersen, a Sandy Hook native, created a Facebook event called “26 Days of Kindness,” in which each day leading up to Dec. 14 is dedicated to a victim of the shooting.

Petersen’s Facebook event has inspired more than 3,000 people to join.

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A Talk With Peter Yarrow
9:02 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

50 Years Of Peter, Paul And Mary

This 1980 photo shows, from left: Mary Travers, Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow. Travers, one-third of the popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 in a Connecticut hospital after battling leukemia for several years. She was 72.
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Peter, Paul and Mary, the iconic folk group of the 1960s, were renowned for their harmonies and their activism.  The group has a new book out,  Peter, Paul and Mary: 50 Years of Music and Life.

WSHU's Mark Herz spoke with Peter Yarrow about the group and its legacy.

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Ilya Kaler
1:37 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Violinist Ilya Kaler Plays Music from the Inside Out

violinist Ilya Kaler
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Violinist Ilya Kaler thinks deeply context and the color of the music he performs.  He'll be the soloist with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Violin Concerto by Sibelius on Saturday, Nov 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16.  Kate Remington talked with Kaler about how he prepares for a performance.  

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra
11:48 am
Fri November 7, 2014

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Rediscovers Walton

William Bougton

The New Haven Symphony has released not one, but TWO new recordings.  One features the music of August Read Thomas, and the other is the second in a series of the music of William Walton.  Kate Remington talked with NHSO Music Director, William Boughton about the challenges and rewards of creating these recordings.  

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Augusta Read Thomas
10:12 am
Thu November 6, 2014

New CD celebrates Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas
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The New Haven Symphony Orchestra just released a CD of live performances of their two-year collaboration with composer Augusta Read Thomas.  She says the disc is an important record of her recent work, and is really proud of it.  She talked with Kate Remington about how crucial it is for new music to be heard and recorded.

    

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