music interview

The Connecticut Chamber Choir celebrates its 40th anniversary this season! Kate Remington talked with Artistic Director Constance Chase about this season, which kicks off with a concert of sacred music by Mozart and Johann Michael Haydn on Sunday, January 14, at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull, CT, at 4:00.

On Sunday, December 10, the Fairfield County Chorale will present an authentic, rarely heard complete performance of Handel's Messiah. Kate Remington talked with conductor David Rosenmeyer about what makes this version special.

Stamford Symphony Orchestra's performance of selections of Handel's Messiah is a long-standing holiday tradition. This year's performance, at the Basilica of St. John in Stamford, is Saturday, December 9. It's conducted by Ted Sperling, and features the MasterVoices chorale. Kate Remington talked with Ted, who shared what Messiah means to him.

Eric Mahl is the last of the finalists for the Ridgefield Symphony's new conductor position. He's chosen a program of Russian favorites for his debut with the symphony on Saturday, December 2. Kate Remington talked with Eric about his enthusiasm for the symphony, and his ideas for its future.

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.