music interview

The Connecticut Chamber Choir starts its 41st anniversary season with a concert Sunday, January 13th titled The Hope of Loving. The choir will be presenting Two Psalms by Gustav Holst, an English Mass by Herbert Howells, and the work that gives the concert its theme: The Hope of Loving by contemporary composer Jake Runestad.  

Kate Remington talked with conductor Constance Chase about this concert of rarely-heard choral jewels. 

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Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras open their new season with a concert at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. The program will feature Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," and selections by Beethoven, Brahms, Broadway musicals and film soundtracks.

Kate Remington talks with Music Director Christopher Hisey about what makes this concert special.

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.