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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This past season has been unusual for many performing ensembles, including the Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras, which chose not one, but two winners of its concerto competition. Kate talks with the two winners: Henry Friedman, french horn, and Jack Campbell, cello, and the Music Director of the GCTYO, Christopher Hisey.

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Gareth Coker had the oppportunity to explore authentic music from China's Qin Dynasty in his soundtrack for Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths of the Eastern Realms, inspired by ancient Chinese myths. Gareth says having the help of the amazing team at Ubisoft Chengdu in China was key to using the correct instruments from the period 221-207 BC.

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On Saturday, April 17, the winds of the Stamford Symphony will be front and center in a concert that features  serenades by Dvorak and a very young Richard Strauss. Kate Remington talks with the Stamford Symphony's Music Director and conductor Michael Stern about this special presentation.

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On Sunday, April 11, the Fairfield County Chorale presents a unique performance of Vivaldi's exhuberant Gloria. 

Kate Remington talks with the FCC's Music Director David Rosenmeyer about what makes this streamed performance special, and how he pulled off the technical complexities.

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