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.
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.
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra visits The Great White Way with concerts Saturday, Oct 19th at Hamden Middle School and Sunday, Oct 20th at Shelton Middle School. Todd Ellison, currently the music director of "Annie" on Broadway, will be on the podium for a program that includes hits from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy," as well as "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret" and "Wicked." Tony Award-winning singer Debbie Gravitte will be joining the orchestra as well.
Beethoven was a confident, witty young man with his whole career ahead of him when he premiered his First Piano Concerto in Vienna. It's on the season-opening concerts by the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eckart Preu at the Palace Theater Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th. Listen in to Kate Remington's conversation with Eckart Preu.