music interview

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, but surprisingly, Prokofiev created an alternative happy ending for his ballet version. Frederic Chiu will finally realize his 25-year dream to present this happy ending by giving audience members a chance to decide the fates of the star-crossed lovers in two performances at Drexel University in Philadelphia on November 17th and 18th. 

On October 13 and 14, the Stamford Symphony Orchestra celebrates "Bernstein at 100" with a program that includes the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Joan Tower's Tambor, and Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto. The orchestra is continuing its search for a new conductor, and Kate Remington talked with Edward about what he'd do with the orchestra if he's chosen, and about the works on the program.

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra opens their season with a concert on Saturday, September 29 that features works by Arvo Part, Jean Sibelius and Beethoven's Violin Concerto with soloist Francisco Fullana. Kate Remington talks with conductor Jonathan Yates about the thread that ties these magnificent works together. 

Chris Brubeck took some time out of his busy touring schedule to talk to Kate Remington about some of his recent projects, including the recent world premiere of Pas de Deux, a double concerto written for the husband and wife duo of violinst Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson. Chris is also busy getting ready to celebrate the centenary of his dad's birth in 2020.

Beginning on Sunday, August 5, the Danbury Music Center presents The Charles Ives Concert Series. Kate Remington talked with series co-founder and  composer Paul Frucht about the festival, which includes a concert on the Danbury CityCenter Green and a collaboration with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.

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