Music Interviews

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

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For their concerts on Saturday, Feb 8 and Sunday Feb 9 the Stamford Symphony explores the contemporary music of Aaron Jay Kernis, along with favorites by Schumann and Mozart.  Kate Remington talked with Music Director, Eckart Preu about the rarely-heard works on the program. 

  

This season, the Connecticut Chamber Choir celebrates 36 years of bringing the joy of choral music to audiences in Southwestern Connecticut.  On Sunday, Jan 12 the Chamber Choir will present a program that features works for chorus, strings and organ by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and others.  Kate Remington talked with the choir's Music Director, Connie Chase, about the diverse, rarely-heard pieces on the program. 

    

  As a last-minute substitution, hot young pianist Conrad Tao will be the soloist for the Stamford Symphony Orchestra Saturday, Nov 9th and Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Palace Theatre in Stamford.  This summer Kate Remington spoke with Conrad about some of his interesting projects and his career, which is poised to take off.  

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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.

    

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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