Music Interviews

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A Passion for Bach

Mar 12, 2014
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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a life-long passion for the music of Bach.  Her latest release explores the Inventions and Sinfonias; pieces she's known since her childhood.  They're on the program she'll be presenting at Fairfield University's Quick Center on Sunday, March 16th.  Kate Remington talked with Dinnerstein about the Inventions, and about how they fit with contemporary music.  

Orchestra New England celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 8th in New Haven 

  with a recreation of its very first concert, which featured the music of Charles Ives.  The concert includes some of the world premiers from the inaugural concert, and Ives' Pulitzer Prize winning Symphony No. 3.  Kate Remington talked with co-founder and conductor James Sinclair about the long life of the orchestra.  

Thursday evening, Februrary 27th. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is throwing a 50th birthday celebration for American composer Augusta Read Thomas, that includes settings of poems by e e cummings, as well as the world premier of her Henke Saxophone Concerto, Prisms of Light.  Kate Remington talked with Thomas about how this celebration came together.  

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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. 

    

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