music interview

The Stamford Symphony presents a concert of selections from beloved Italian operas, as well as the orchestra's premiere of a concert version of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" on February 9 and 10. Kate Remington had a chat with Lucas Richman, guest conductor for the concerts, about the music and some of his projects outside the concert hall.

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On Saturday, February 2, guitar virtuoso Mak Grgic will share an incredibly wide-ranging evening of music that spans centuries at the Westport Arts Center. His program includes a transcription of Bach's Suite No. 6 for Solo Cello, a suite from Bernstein's West Side Story, and contemporary pieces as well.

Kate Remington chatted with him about the concert, while he was driving to a rehearsal in Budapest.

WSHU's live concert series, Mozart: Hidden in Plain Sight, begins at 4 pm on Sunday, January 27 at the Stone Family Assembly Hall at the WSHU Broadcast Center. The six concert series includes all of Mozart's works for violin and piano, even the unfinished sketches. Kate Remington talks with violinist Andrew Smith and pianist Joshua Pierce to get an insider's view of these incredible works.

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The world of Baroque music is incredibly diverse, and REBEL, an ensemble formed in the Netherlands in the early 1990s, embraces it all! Kate Remington talked with the Westport Arts Center's concert series curator, Alexander Platt, about why he's excited to bring this amazing ensemble to the Center on Saturday, January 19.

On Saturday, January 12, the Stamford Symphony will present Oscar Goes To the Symphony, a concert of iconic film music and classical music selections that have been featured in films.  

Kate Remington talks with guest conductor Ted Sperling about how this enjoyable program came together.