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Michael Stern will be on the podium, making his debut as music director designate of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th.  

Kate Remington talks with Michael about the program, which includes Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Stephen Hough, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and Apu: A Tone Poem for Orchestra by contemporary composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

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There's lots to explore in Borderlands 3, the latest expansion in the game series that Gearbox Software began in 2009. Raison Varner has been with the series since the beginning as a composer, music supervisor and sound designer, and he says it's been an incredible experience to expand the music along with the games! For Borderlands 3, Raison worked with long-time collaborator on the series, Jesper Kyd, as well as Michael McCann and Finishing Move. Together they've created a diverse, eclectic soundtrack that still manages to feel familiar.

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Annoyed that no one seems to pay attention to them anymore, the ancient gods hire a troupe of actors to portray them while they visit Victorian London to discover why they're ignored. That's the premise of the first operetta, Thespis, by Gilbert and Sullivan. 

Kate Remington talks with John Dreslin, music director of the Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society, about their production of this seemingly lost work, performed on stage October 12 and 13 in Middlefield. 

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As soon as composer Petri Alanko heard about Remedy Entertainment's paranormal thriller, Control, he knew he had to write the music for it! Petri was intrigued by the story of a seemingly-normal woman, Jesse Faden, who arrives at the well-hidden Federal Bureau of Control, looking for answers to her brother's disappearence. All is not as it seems, and Petri created a soundtrack that also isn't what it seems, including samples of his espresso machine and a friend's screeching brakes.   

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The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra opens its 80th season on Saturday, September 28th, at the Norwalk Concert Hall with a tour of exotic locations including China, Hungary and 1920s Paris! Kate Remington talked with Music Director Jonathan Yates about the program, which also includes Brahms' Symphony No. 1, and gives the NSO's new concert master, Krzysztof Kuznik, a chance to shine. 

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