Music Interviews

Conversations with the performers, the conductors, the composers and other people instrumental in creating today's live and recorded classical music.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Emerson String Quartet. As part of the celebration season, the Stamford Symphony Orchestra is presenting a recital by the Emersons on Saturday, January 14th at the Palace, Stamford. Kate Remington talked with one of the founding members, violinist Eugene Drucker, about the program and some of the high points of the quartet's career.

One of the highlights of this year's Music and Gaming Festival, Jan 4-8 was a concert of music by Austin Wintory performed by the Videri String Quartet, oboist Kristin Naigus, singer Laura Intravia, percussionist Doug Perry and Austin on piano.

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At the upcoming Music and Gaming Fest, January 4-7, the Videri String Quartet will team up with award-winning composer Austin Wintory and visual artist Angela Bermudez to create a unique event. As the quartet plays Austin's music, Angela will paint whatever it inspires in her. As Rosie Samter, the Videri's violist explains, they've NEVER done anything like this before!

On Saturday, December 17, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra presents a festive program, "Joys of the Season" featuring Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite," and Winter, from Vivaldi's "The Four Sea

The Fairfield County Chorale is presenting a joyous program of Baroque favorites by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel on Sunday, December 11 at Norwalk Concert Hall. Kate Remington talked with Music Director David Rosenmeyer about what makes this program special, and in some cases, especially challenging for the singers!