Music Interviews

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

The fresh season of concerts presented by Stamford's Treetops Concert Music Society is in full swing.   On Sunday, April 6th, young musicians from Ravinia's Steans Institute will perform a concert of music by Haydn, Schubert, and contemporary composer David Ludwig's Aria Fantasy, inspired by Bach's Goldberg Variations.  Kate Remington talked with the pianist of the ensemble, Henry Kramer, about this exciting program.

On their concerts for April 5th and 6th

  , The Stamford Symphony Orchestra presents three pieces that get their powerful impact from their simplicity: Kodaly's Dances from Galanta, Dvorak's Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.  Kate Remington talked with music director, Eckart Preu about how he found the surprising similarities in these pieces.  

Horn virtuoso Leelanee Sterrett returns to the New Haven Symphony this week for two performances as the soloist in Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 2 in New Haven and on the Essex Winter Series.

After performing with the symphony for several seasons, Leelanee was recently appointed assistant principal horn of the New York Philharmonic.  She also formed a quartet, Genghis Barbie, with fellow horn players.

A Passion for Bach

Mar 12, 2014
minnesotapublicradio.org

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.  

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