A former member of the renowned Harlem Globetrotters basketball team died this week. Some also knew Connecticut's Alvin Clinkscales as the first black high school coach in state. Many called him a mentor and friend.
As a last-minute substitution, hot young pianist Conrad Tao will be the soloist for the Stamford Symphony Orchestra Saturday, Nov 9th and Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. This summer Kate Remington spoke with Conrad about some of his interesting projects and his career, which is poised to take off.
An unusual art exhibit opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut last night. It features the work of world-renowned painter Chuck Close. And next to his paintings hang the work of Bridgeport elementary school students. The exhibit comes out of a collaboration Close has had with a Bridgeport school, as part of a the national Turnaround Arts Initiative to bring art to disadvantaged kids.
Eckart Preu, The Stamford Symphony's Music Director, says young British composer, Anna Clyne is going to be someone to watch in the future. Saturday, Nov 9th, and Sunday, Nov 10th, the Orchestra is presenting Clyne's moving tribute to her mother, "Within her Arms" for strings. Kate Remington spoke with Eckart Preu about this haunting piece, and other music on the program.