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.
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.
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.
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.