music interview

As composer in residence for Yale's newly-formed St Thomas More Center for Music and Liturgy, Julius Darius Revie's first work is his "Mass of the Divine Shepherd, which will have its world-premier on Monday, June 29 in Carnegie Hall, conducted by Stephen Layton.

Violin virtuoso Alexander Markov makes several presentations a year at schools in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  The kids are always impressed when he takes out his gold-plated electric violin.  Kate Remington talked with Alex about how he inspires young musicians, and about his upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall on June 5th.  

Beechwood Arts co-founders Frederic Chiu and Jeanine Esposito wanted to create a special environment where artists from all different disciplines: visual, musical, even culinary,  could come and create art representing a theme at their home in Westport, Connecticut.  Kate Remington talked with Frederic and Jeanine about how these Immersion Salons began, and what it's like to experience them.

REBEL, the period instrument ensemble, will be performing a concert that features music from Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, and others on Sunday, May 3 at Bedford Presbyterian Church.  Kate Remington talked with the ensembe's co-founders, Jorg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer, about the concert, and why this is such a great time to be a period musician.  


Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem requires massive forces to bring his operatic sacred music to life.  Kate Remington talked with Leif Bjaland, conductor of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra about this incredible, dramatic work, which the symphony will be performing on April 25th and 26th.