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The Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition is happening in Westport, Connecticut, this week. Nov. 18-23.

This prestigious competition has invited four finalists to present recitals and teach master classes, and will culminate in an awards ceremony at MoCA Westport on Saturday, Nov. 23. Kate Remington talks with each of the finalists: Stephanie Tang, Sahun Hong, Priscilla Navarro and Veniamin Blokh about their careers and the music they've chosen to perform. 

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Violin virtuoso Lara St. John will be the soloist in the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the principal orchestra of the Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras at their concert on Sunday, November 24th at the Klein in Bridgeport.

Kate Remington talks with Lara and GCTYO Music Director Christopher Hisey about Sibelius, Lara's career and the music in the concert. 

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Philadelphia-based guitarist Brad Rau is a respected teacher and performer with an extremely varied repertoire. He was in WSHU's Stone Family Assembly Hall for a performance and conversation with Kate Remington. Thanks to Paul Litwinovitch, recording engineer.

Brad's concert program for WSHU:

Heitor Villa Lobos: Prelude No. 1

Paul Desmond: Take 5

Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: The Bells of Dawn

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The darkly funny MediEvil game series was one of the most beloved of the late 1990s. The game's story follows a hapless hero, Sir Dan Fortescue, as he battles an evil sorcerer, Zarok, for control of the kingdom of Gallowmere. Twenty years later, Sony has dusted off the classic with new graphics and updated gameplay, and music from the original soundtrack composers, Paul Arnold and Andrew Barnabas, known as Bob and Barn.

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The Videri String Quartet blurs the lines between traditional classical quartets and video game music. On September 15th, they performed a sold-out concert in WSHU's Stone Family Assembly Hall. Here's their performance of a suite from Star Wars Battlefront I and II by Gordy Haab, arranged by David Peacock.

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