Music Interviews

Conversations with the performers, the conductors, the composers and other people instrumental in creating today's live and recorded classical music. 

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New Bretagne, the setting for the Victorian detective adventure Lamplight City, has menace and mystery lurking around every corner. Composer Mark Benis says it's that atmosphere and the divese characters, including Detective Miles Fordham, that provided the inspiration for his subtle soundtrack.

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.

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