music interview

For the first time in over 30 years, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra will perform Mahler's epic Symphony No. 5, Saturday, March 12th at the Klein in Bridgeport. Kate Remington talked with conductor Eric Jacobsen about why this is the right time to bring back Mahler's Fifth.

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra's conductor, Eckart Preu, says "You can never have enough Mozart in your life!" And that was the reasoning behind the "Mainly Mozart" concerts the orchestra presents on Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Palace Theater in Stamford.

Kate Remington talked with Preu about the pieces on the program, which include the Violin Concerto No. 5 with soloist Benjamin Beilman.

  

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony will perform Beethoven's life-affirming Symphony No. 9, with the Mendelssohn Choir at the Klein in Bridgeport.  Kate Remington talked with conductor Eric Jacobsen about what the piece means to him, and why it's such a profound work.  

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the Stamford Symphony presents the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah," at the beautiful Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford. Kate Remington talked with conductor Eckart Preu about performing this beloved music in such a special space.  

You're invited to join the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra's performance of a "Messiah Sing Along" on Saturday, December 5th at 5pm.  Professional soloists will join the orchestra and chorus as well, for what conductor Jonathan Yates describes as a "surround-sound" Messiah.  Kate Remington talked with Yates about this inclusive performance, and what the Messiah means to him.

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