music interview

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Violinist Alison Shively was the winner of this year's Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras' concerto competion. Alison performed a movement of the Brahms Violin Concerto. She would have been the featured soloist at the GCTYO's Spring Concert on May 17th, but the concert has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Kate Remington talks with Alison and GCTYO Director Chris Hisey about getting rready for the competition, Alison's music career so far and her future plans.

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra has launched its very own video channel as a way for the musians to connecct with audience members from around the world.

There are celebrations of Beethoven's 250th birthday all over the world this year, but close to home, Musical Masterworks in Old Lyme is presenting every string quartet by Beethoven in two sets of three evening performances by the Ehnes Quartet beginning on Friday, March 13th.  

Kate Remington talks with series Artistic Director Edward Aaron about the concerts, which he'll be experiencing from the inside out as the cellist with the Ehnes Quartet.

For their celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday this year, the Fairfield County Chorale is performing one of his most famous works, the Emperor Piano Concerto with soloist Ilya Yakushev, and one of Beethoven's least known sacred works on Saturday, March 7 at the Norwalk Concert Hall.

Kate Remington talks with Artistic Director David Rosenmeyer about what makes each of these two works so special.

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the genius of Beethoven with concerts on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23. Kate Remington talks with Music Director Designate Michael Stern about the works on the program: the Coriolan Overture, the Symphony No. 7 and the spectacular Violin Concerto with guest soloist Pamela Frank.