Culture

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
1:58 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Leelanee Sterrett makes her horn sing

Leelanee Sterrett

Horn virtuoso Leelanee Sterrett returns to the New Haven Symphony this week for two performances as the soloist in Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 2 in New Haven and on the Essex Winter Series.

After performing with the symphony for several seasons, Leelanee was recently appointed assistant principal horn of the New York Philharmonic.  She also formed a quartet, Genghis Barbie, with fellow horn players.

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Book Review
8:35 am
Wed March 19, 2014

A Thousand Hills to Heaven

A book about an American who moves to Rwanada to help the nation improve the economy and health care has lessons about recovery and sustainability. It also has lessons about opening a restaurant in Kigali.

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Simone Dinnerstein
10:54 am
Wed March 12, 2014

A Passion for Bach

Simone Dinnerstein
Credit minnesotapublicradio.org

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a life-long passion for the music of Bach.  Her latest release explores the Inventions and Sinfonias; pieces she's known since her childhood.  They're on the program she'll be presenting at Fairfield University's Quick Center on Sunday, March 16th.  Kate Remington talked with Dinnerstein about the Inventions, and about how they fit with contemporary music.  

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Norwalk native continues climate change activism
12:38 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Greenpeace captain heading out to sea again

Norwalk, Conn resident, and captain of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, Peter Willcox of the U.S. speaks during an interview to The Associated Press in St Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
Credit AP/Dmitry Lovetsky

  Activist and GreenPeace ship captain, Peter Willcox, was recently released from jail in Russia along with 29 members of his crew. They were arrested for protesting Russian oil drilling in the Arctic.

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Eight writers receive $150,000 each
6:32 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Yale announces winners of Windham Campbell Literature Prize

Eight writers from seven countries are this year’s recipients of the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes, announced today by Yale University.  Each writer will receive $150,000.

The 2014 prizewinners are: in fiction, Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone), Nadeem Aslam (Pakistan), and Jim Crace (United Kingdom); in non-fiction, Pankaj Mishra (India) and John Vaillant (United States/Canada); and in drama, Kia Corthron (United States), Sam Holcroft (United Kingdom) and Noëlle Janaczewska (Australia). Their bios are online here.

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