music interview

This season is an exciting one for the Stamford Symphony, as it completes its search for a new music director and conductor. A pool of nearly 200 candidates has been winnowed down to six finalists, each of whom will have a turn as guest maestro this year, before one is selected to lead the orchestra for the 2018-2019 season.

The Ridgefield Symphony is searching for its next conductor, and this season, candidates will audition in front of the orchestra and the audience! Yuga Cohler will be on the podium conducting a program that includes Elgar's Cello Concerto with soloist Julian Schwarz, and Dawn by Danbury composer Paul Frucht.

Kate Remington talked with Yuga about what he's hoping to bring to the Ridgefield Orchestra and the community.

On Friday, September 15th, the Yale Philharmonia is starting their new season with one of the most radical works ever written: Stravinsky's ballet, The Rite of Spring!

Kate Remington talked with conductor Peter Oundjian about the season opening concert, which also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 40, and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony

The Greater Bridgeport Symphony opens its new season on Saturday, September 16th at the Klein in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

Kate Remington talked with Greater Bridgeport Symphony Executive Director Mark Halstead about the revolutionary theme of this season's concerts, starting with music written before and after the Russian Revolution.

Supergiant Games

The only way to escape from the Downside, where you begin your journey in Pyre, is through a series of battles against other bands of exiles known as The Rites.

Pyre is the most ambitious game yet from Supergiant Games. Its three-year development gave composer and Audio Director Darren Korb plenty of time to create a unique identity for the music. As he told me, his overall concept was to give the soundtrack the feel of a band of troubadours accompanying you on your journey.