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Classical Violinist David Podles

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David PodlesIn "Classical Composers Through the Epochs," acclaimed international concert violinist David Podles commemorates the magnificent composers from centuries past. Travel through musical epochs with the violin and piano accompaniment by Irina Kupchik evoking the rapture that classical music can create and celebrating the brilliantly crafted compositions. 

Violinist David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is laureate of 3 prestigious international competitions and received PhD from Conservatory in Riga. He performed in symphony, chamber, opera and ballet theater orchestras both solo, in orchestra and on tour across Russia, including Bolshoi and Kirov and throughout Europe and the U.S. Upon arrival in the U.S. David performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and 92nd Y both solo and in orchestra. Most recently David performed at 'Top of the Rock' at Rockefeller Center. 

Irina Kupchik, piano, began playing piano at age 6. She also earned a PhD in music from the Riga Conservatory in Riga, Latvia. Irina has been on international tour with Podles as his accompanist throughout Europe and has now moved to NYC. 
 

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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 p.m.read 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


Stamford Symphony

Posted by MargieF on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 - 11:56 AM

Are you looking for an excuse for a romantic evening?  If so, be sure to attend the Stamford Symphony's first concert on  Saturday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Palace Theatre.read more


Yue Chu

Posted by MargieF on Friday, Sep 28, 2012 - 3:18 PM

Are you looking for something to do with your children this weekend that is high quality and inexpensive?  If so, consider attending the Connecticut Alliance for Music's free piano concert at the Pequot Library featuring Yue Chu, the first prize winner of the 2011 Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition.read more


Elephants Dancing?!

Posted by MargieF on Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 - 12:48 PM

Do you remember the scene in Walt Disney's movie Fantasia where hippopotamuses gracefully danced like ballerinas?  How would you react if elephants performed in a ballet choreographed by the late George Balanchine?  What if the music was composed by Igor Stravinsky?read more