The Perfect Antidote

Posted by MargieF on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 - 2:33 PM

Are you looking for something fun and familiar that is taking place close to home?  How about beautiful music and a good story that may take you down memory lane? read more


American Chamber Orchestra

Posted by MargieF on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 - 11:09 PM

How does a ten-year-old musical organization comprised of amateur musicians survive in the highly competitve classical music world?  What differentiates it from the larger, better known groups in the community?read more

Calm Before the Storm

Posted by MargieF on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 - 4:15 PM

Are you prepared for Hurricane Sandy?  Have you finished your shopping list of necessities like flashlights, batteries, canned veggies, energy bars, etc.?read more

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Posted by MargieF on Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 - 11:50 AM

How does one stir the excitement after a successful freshman year?  If you are Jonathan Yates who is beginning his second season as conductor of the Norwalk Symphony, you offer Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and selections from Mendelssohn's oratorio Paulusread more

Happy Hauntings

Posted by MargieF on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 - 5:29 PM

Have you and your children made your Halloween costume yet?  Is your house ready for the onslaught of ghosts and goblins? read more

Piano x2

Posted by MargieF on Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 - 9:12 PM

Is your preference piano music?  Do you long for the majestic chordal sound as the piece ends?  If so, you may be interested in the Westport Arts Center's chamber music concert featuring the piano duo of Frederic Chiu and Andrew Russo.  This will take place at the Pequot Library on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3:00 more

Spine-Tingling Music

Posted by MargieF on Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Have you ever considered how music sets the mood of a movie, particularly horror, mystery or suspense?  A musical theme associated with a villain may remain in one's memory for a long time.  A screechy violin sound always reminds me of the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. read more


The Unguitar

Posted by MargieF on Monday, Oct 15, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Which stringed instrument is begging to break out of the shadow of the guitar?  People often think of it as part of the Pacific Islands.  If you guessed the ukulele, you are more


Concert + Conversation

Posted by MargieF on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 - 10:28 PM

Are you conversant with music?  Do you wish that performers would speak to the audience before they play and actually mention interesting facts or thoughts about a composition?read more

Restaurant Week

Posted by MargieF on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 - 3:57 PM

Do you know what's happening this week in Westport and next week in Fairfield?  If you guessed Restaurant Week, you are correct.  As a way of enticing new customers, selected eateries offer a special fixed price for lunch and dinner specials. read more