music interview

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
11:48 am
Fri November 7, 2014

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Rediscovers Walton

William Bougton

The New Haven Symphony has released not one, but TWO new recordings.  One features the music of August Read Thomas, and the other is the second in a series of the music of William Walton.  Kate Remington talked with NHSO Music Director, William Boughton about the challenges and rewards of creating these recordings.  

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Augusta Read Thomas
10:12 am
Thu November 6, 2014

New CD celebrates Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas
Credit augustareadthomas.com

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra just released a CD of live performances of their two-year collaboration with composer Augusta Read Thomas.  She says the disc is an important record of her recent work, and is really proud of it.  She talked with Kate Remington about how crucial it is for new music to be heard and recorded.

    

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Frederic Chiu
12:19 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Frederic Chiu's Birthday bash

Frederic Chiu
Credit frederic-chopin.com

Piano virtuoso Frederic Chiu is celebrating his 50th birthday, which happens to coincide with his 25 anniversary as a Yamaha Artist, with a spectacular concert at Columbia University on October 30th.  He's chosen some of his favorite pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, and a two piano version of Chopin's Rondo, Op. 73.  Kate Remington talked with Chiu about his career, and about the immersive experiences offered at his Beechwood Arts salons.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
12:12 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Stamford Symphony Brings a Calder Scultpure to Life

La Grande Vitesse by Alexander Calder

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra opens its season on October 18th with a piece by young composer Howard Norman, inspired by Alexander Calder's sculpture, "La Grande Vitesse," and works by Dvorak and Brahms.  Kate Remington talked with conductor Eckart Preu about this exciting program.

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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
10:14 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Howard Shore travels from Hobbiton to Bridgehampton

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival has a mission to present works by living composers, including pieces that have been specially commissioned to perform during their summer season.  On Sunday, Aug 10, the BCMF will present the premier of a work written for them by Howard Shore, composer of the scores for all of the Lord of the Rings films.  Kate Remington talked with the BCMF's founder, Marya Martin about the thrill for performers and audiences to hear brand-new music.  

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