music interview

It's wedding season, and you're invited to The Marriage of Figaro! The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is presenting a semi-staged production of Mozart's beloved opera on Saturday, May 19th, at Norwalk Concert Hall with an ensemble of outstanding young soloists. Kate Remington talked with the NSO's conductor and music director, Jonathan Yates, about why he loves this work, and why he's excited to bring it life.

The Fairfield County Chorale has been training for years to get ready to perform Bach's monumental B Minor Mass, and they're finally ready! The performance is Saturday, May 12th at Norwalk Concert Hall. Kate Remington talks with Music Director and conductor David Rosenmeyer about what makes the mass so special and challenging.

This year's production by the Yale Baroque Opera Project is L'Egisto by Cavalli, which tells the story of two pairs of lovers who are playthings of the gods.  Kate Remington talked with YBOP Music Director Grant Herreid, about why L'Egisto was such a hugely popular opera in 17th century Venice. Performances are Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th at the University Theater in New Haven.

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Rei Hotoda's passion for contemporary music, Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky, will be on display as she guest-conducts the Stamford Symphony on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Kate Remington talked with Rei about her plans to get communities excited about their local orchestras, and what she loves about the music she'll be conducting.

David Amado is the final candidate in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra's search for a new music director. He'll conduct the orchestra on Thursday, April 12th in Woolsey Hall in a program that features Berlioz's passionate Symphonie Fantastique, as well as Ravel's Piano Concerto with soloist Stewart Goodyear. Kate Remington talked with David about his passion for music, and why he loves the works he'll be conducting.