Music Interviews http://wshu.org en Treetops presents a bright future for classical music http://wshu.org/post/treetops-presents-bright-future-classical-music <p></p><p>The fresh season of concerts presented by Stamford's <a href="http://treetopscms.org/">Treetops Concert Music Society</a> is in full swing. &nbsp; On Sunday, April 6th, young musicians from Ravinia's Steans Institute will perform a concert of music by Haydn, Schubert, and contemporary composer David Ludwig's Aria Fantasy, inspired by Bach's Goldberg Variations. &nbsp;Kate Remington talked with the pianist of the ensemble, Henry Kramer, about this exciting program.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:56:49 +0000 Kate Remington 15225 at http://wshu.org Treetops presents a bright future for classical music Stamford Symphony finds Power in Simplicity http://wshu.org/post/stamford-symphony-finds-power-simplicity <p></p><p>On their concerts for April 5th and 6th</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>, <a href="http://www.stamfordsymphony.org/">The Stamford Symphony Orchestra</a> presents three pieces that get their powerful impact from their simplicity: Kodaly's Dances from Galanta, Dvorak's&nbsp;Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. &nbsp;Kate Remington talked with music director, Eckart Preu about how he found the surprising similarities in these pieces. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:52:31 +0000 Kate Remington 15089 at http://wshu.org Stamford Symphony finds Power in Simplicity Leelanee Sterrett makes her horn sing http://wshu.org/post/leelanee-sterrett-makes-her-horn-sing <p></p><p>Horn virtuoso Leelanee Sterrett returns to the <a href="http://www.newhavensymphony.org/">New Haven Symphony</a> this week for two performances as the soloist in Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 2 in New Haven and on the <a href="http://essexwinterseries.com/">Essex Winter Series</a>.</p><p>After performing with the symphony for several seasons, Leelanee was recently appointed assistant principal horn of the New York Philharmonic. &nbsp;She also formed a quartet, Genghis Barbie, with fellow horn players.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:58:05 +0000 Kate Remington 14717 at http://wshu.org Leelanee Sterrett makes her horn sing A Passion for Bach http://wshu.org/post/passion-bach <p></p><p>Pianist<a href="http://www.simonedinnerstein.com/"> Simone Dinnerstein</a> has a life-long passion for the music of Bach. &nbsp;Her latest release explores the Inventions and Sinfonias; pieces she's known since her childhood. &nbsp;They're on the program she'll be presenting at Fairfield University's <a href="http://www.fairfield.edu/lifeatfairfield/artsminds/quickcenterforthearts/events/classical/simonedinnerstein/">Quick Center</a> on Sunday, March 16th. &nbsp;Kate Remington talked with Dinnerstein about the Inventions, and about how they fit with contemporary music. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:54:37 +0000 Kate Remington 14016 at http://wshu.org A Passion for Bach Orchestra New England Celebrates 40 Years http://wshu.org/post/orchestra-new-england-celebrates-40-years <p></p><p><a href="http://www.orchestranewengland.org/events">Orchestra New England </a>celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 8th&nbsp;in New Haven&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>with a recreation of its very first concert, which featured the music of Charles Ives. &nbsp;The concert includes some of the world premiers from the inaugural concert, and Ives' Pulitzer Prize winning Symphony No. 3. &nbsp;Kate Remington talked with co-founder and conductor James Sinclair about the long life of the orchestra. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:12:19 +0000 Kate Remington 13674 at http://wshu.org Orchestra New England Celebrates 40 Years