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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
11:59 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Stamford Symphony Presents a Daughter's Moving Tribute

Anna Clyne
Credit annaclyne.com

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.

    

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pianist Haskell Small
10:41 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Haskell Small Makes a Journey in Silence

pianist Haskell Small

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.

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Culture
10:22 am
Thu October 17, 2013

New Haven Symphony and The Great American Songbook

conductor Todd Ellison

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra visits The Great White Way with concerts Saturday, Oct 19th at Hamden Middle School and Sunday, Oct 20th at Shelton Middle School.  Todd Ellison, currently the music director of "Annie" on Broadway, will be on the podium for a program that includes hits from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy," as well as "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret" and "Wicked."  Tony Award-winning singer Debbie Gravitte will be joining the orchestra as well.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
10:44 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Beethoven Takes Vienna By Storm

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.

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Chestnut Hill Concerts
1:19 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Cellist Thomas notes turbulent Romantic times

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.

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