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.
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.
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.
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.