music interview http://wshu.org en Romantic Rachmaninoff with Ilya Yakushev http://wshu.org/post/romantic-rachmaninoff-ilya-yakushev <p></p><p>Dynamic pianist Ilya Yakushev joins the <a href="http://www.newhavensymphony.org/">New Haven Symphony</a> as the soloist in Rachmaninoff's lush, Romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, Thursday evening, May 15, in New Haven, and Saturday May 17 in Worchester, MA. Kate Remington talked with Ilya about how inspirational this concerto is. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 18:00:05 +0000 Kate Remington 17318 at http://wshu.org Romantic Rachmaninoff with Ilya Yakushev 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