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Music Mountain's 90th season is underway, and Artistic Director Oskar Espina-Ruiz shares his memories with Kate Remington of working with Nick Gordon, who continued the festival founded by his father, Jacques, and gives us a preview of the diverse string quartets who will be performing. On June 23rd, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano will perform with pianist Sally Pinkas. 

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Being able to experience performances by up and coming young musicians playing music that's being written right now is thrilling! Kate Remington talked with Peter Askim, founder of the Next Festival of Emerging Artists, about this year's festival, happening Saturday, June 1st at Music Mountain in Falls Village, Conn., and Sunday, June 2nd at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY.

On Saturday, May 18 at 4 pm, pianist Tony Caramia presents a program that spans six decades of the 20th century's evolution of jazz, from ragtime through Marian McPartland. The concert is part of Trinity Southport's Music Under the Spire series, and also includes a master class on Friday, May 17.

On Saturday, May 18, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra caps off its season with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9! Kate Remington talks with conductor Jonathan Yates, who says the real challenge is to make the performance sound as though audiences are hearing it for the first time.

After a long tenure, Constance Chase will conduct her final concert as artistic director of the Connecticut Chamber Choir on Sunday, May 5th in Trumbull, Conn.

Kate Remington talks with Connie about the gorgeous works on the program, which takes its title from the last work to be performed: "The Road Home" by Stephen Paulus. Connie also shares some of her favorite memories of her time with the choir, and hints at what's next for her.