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On Saturday, May 20, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut will present Mahler's epic Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection." Kate Remington talked with conductor Jonathan Yates about preparing to perform this monumental work, and why it's got something for everyone:

This weekend, March 4th and 5th,  the Stamford Symphony Orchestra celebrates its own Venetian Carnival, with music by Vivaldi, Gabrielli, Stravinsky, Mahler and others. Kate Remington talks with conductor Eckart Preu about why Venice was such a center of music in the Renaissance and Baroque.

There's lots of great music to look forward to during this season's Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, which opens with a glimpse into Mozart's life with narrator Alan Alda in two concerts: July 31 and August 1. Kate Remington talks with founder and flutist Marya Martin about some of the highlights.

On Saturday, May 21, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra presents Puccini's beloved opera, "La Bohème." With outstanding soloists and area choirs, conductor Jonathan Yates promises that this performance will be far more involved than the usual "stand and sing" concert performance. Kate Remington talked with Jonathan about why this opera is so special.

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On Sunday, May 8, Mother's Day, the Norwalk Youth Symphony presents its last concert of the season as a send-off for the graduating members, as well as a "thank you" for all their family support. This summer, the symphony will embark on a tour to three of Europe's music capitals, Prague, Vienna and Salzburg. Kate Remington talked with Jonathan Yates, conductor of the Youth Symphony, about the experience the orchestra provides for these talented kids.

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