music interview

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.

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.