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On Saturday, November 16 the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra presents its American Connections concert, featuring songs by Charles Ives, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and music by Ravel and Wagner. Kate Remington talks with Music Director Jonathan Yates about what ties these pieces together. 

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In his Concierto de Aranjuez, Joaquin Rodrigo captured the sounds of the fountains and birds in a palace garden. The Stamford Symphony welcomes guitaist Thomas Flippin as the soloist for the  concerto, and guest conductor Steve Hackman, who will also be conducting the Overture to The Magic Flute by Mozart and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7.

Kate Remington talks with Steve about the concerts Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th at the Palace Stamford. 

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The Outer Worlds, from Obsidian Entertainment, lets players choose their own adventure on hostile planets, and solve problems (or make new ones) for the settlers there. Composer Justin E. Bell tells me that his soundtrack is filled with the wonder of space exploration, and inspired by the character of the planets and strange creatures you encounter in the game. 

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For world-renowned violinist Alexander Markov, making music has always been a family affair, both his parents are gifted violinists and Alexander's first teacher was his father.  On Friday, November 8, Alexander and his family will present From Baroque to Rock, a concert for families at the Norwalk Concert Hall. The first half will feature classical music favorites, and the second half will showcase Alexander's love of rock music, and give him a chance to open the throttle on his electric, gold-plated violin.

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Just in time for Halloween, The Game Brass has released a new album, Brasslevania: A Tribute to the Video Game Macabre! The album is a core sample of music from some of the most terrifying games of all tim, including Silent Hill 2, Luigi's Mansion, Resident Evil, as well as more light-hearted music from Grim Fandango and Banjo-Kazooie.

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