music interview

Beginning on Sunday, August 5, the Danbury Music Center presents The Charles Ives Concert Series. Kate Remington talked with series co-founder and  composer Paul Frucht about the festival, which includes a concert on the Danbury CityCenter Green and a collaboration with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.

Pianofest in the Hamptons has evolved from the first summer when founder Paul Schenly loaded up a handful of pianos in Ohio and drove them to a rented house in the Hamptons. Kate Remington talked with Paul about his inspiration to start the festival and how it's grown. 

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The 35th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival begins on July 22. This season's theme is a celebration of the melting pot that is America, and features the premiere of a commission by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec, as well as a conversation led by Alan Alda about the music and relationship of brother and sister Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. Kate Remington talked with founder and Artistic Director Marya Martin about this exciting season of concerts.

This season's Norfolk Chamber Music Festival begins on Friday, July 6, with a performance of music by Richard Strauss and Erich Korngold. The unifying thread running through this year's festival is the centenary of 1918. Kate Remington talked with the festival's music director, Melvin Chen, about why 1918 was such a musically siginificant year, and about the special concerts planned during the festival.

It's wedding season, and you're invited to The Marriage of Figaro! The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is presenting a semi-staged production of Mozart's beloved opera on Saturday, May 19th, at Norwalk Concert Hall with an ensemble of outstanding young soloists. Kate Remington talked with the NSO's conductor and music director, Jonathan Yates, about why he loves this work, and why he's excited to bring it life.

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