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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.

Vladimir Kulenovic conducts the final two concerts by the Stamford Symphony Orchestra this season, on April 13 and 14 at the Palace Stamford.

Kate Remington talked with him about the two monumental Russian works on the program: Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Federico Colli, and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.