Eckart Preu, The Stamford Symphony's Music Director, says young British composer, Anna Clyne is going to be someone to watch in the future. Saturday, Nov 9th, and Sunday, Nov 10th, the Orchestra is presenting Clyne's moving tribute to her mother, "Within her Arms" for strings. Kate Remington spoke with Eckart Preu about this haunting piece, and other music on the program.
Over the next couple of years, pianist and composer Haskell Small will be exploring music that is quiet, spacious and mystical. His current concert program explores the thoughtful "Musica Callada", or "Silent Music" of Spanish Composer Federico Mompou. Small will be at the Benedictine Grange in West Redding on Saturday, Oct 26th at 7:30pm. Kate Remington spoke with Small about Mompou's rarely-heard music.
Beethoven was a confident, witty young man with his whole career ahead of him when he premiered his First Piano Concerto in Vienna. It's on the season-opening concerts by the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eckart Preu at the Palace Theater Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th. Listen in to Kate Remington's conversation with Eckart Preu.
Cellist Ron Thomas is the Artistic Director of the Chestnut Hill Concert series in Old Saybrook. The series begins Friday, Aug. 2, at the Kate Performing Arts Center, and the theme of this year's season is Romantic Masters and those they inspired. Kate Remington talked with Thomas about the turbulent lives these composers led, and how they influenced music that's being written even today.