music interview

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday, September 26 at 7:30pm, Alasdair Neale takes the podium for his first concert as the New Haven Symphony Orchestra's new music director. Kate Remington talks with him about his vision for the orchestra, and the program, which includes two intriguing contemporary works, and Rachmaninoff's triumphant Symphony No. 2.

This year is the fifth anniversary of the week-long Charles Ives Concert Series in Danbury, Connecticut. Taking inspiration from its namesake, the Ives Concert Series presents contemporary music as well as traditional works all performed by emerging and established musicians and composers. Kate Remington talked with the series' founder and artistic director, Paul Frucht, about this season, which begins on August 4.

The theme for this season's Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival is "Winds of Change." Kate Remington talked with the festival's founder and artistic director, flutist Marya Martin, about how this theme is woven throughout the season, which includes the complete works for winds by Mozart, as well as music by women composers who are shaking things up. The festival opens on Sunday, July 21.

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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.