music interview

The pandemic put many things on hold last year including the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. The BCMF returns this year with a season titled Homecoming. Highlights include the opening performance with Alan Alda on August 4, and the world-premier of a commissioned work by Eric Ewazen. Kate Remington talks with the festival's founder and music director, Marya Martin, about this year's joyous return.

After a year's pause, the Charles Ives Music Festival returns this summer with a season inspired by The Promise of Living from Aaron Copland's The Tender Land.  Kate Remington talks with Artistic Director and composer Paul Frucht about the Festival, which opens with a concert titled Joy on Saturday, July 31, at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The pandemic forced us to put many things on hold, including last year's summer choral festival created by conductor Constance Chase and organist Galen Tate.  The festival, Return to Singing, will present a concert on Sunday, August 29. Auditions for the chorus are open to all, and rehearsals begin on Wednesday, July 7. Kate Remington talks with Connie and Galen about getting the festival off the ground, and the music to be performed.

Soprano Lisa Williamson is passionate about the music of Black American women composers.  On Sunday, July 4, she performs songs by Margaret Bonds and Florence Price with members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.  Kate Remington talks with her about what makes these women so remarkable.

On Saturday, June 12, the American Chamber Orchestra presents its first live, in person concert in over a year at the Norwalk Concert Hall.  Kate Remington talks with Music Director and conductor, Chris Hisey about what he's looking forward to with the performance, which includes music by Mozart, Telemann and Beethoven.