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Stamford Symphony Music Director Eckart Preu

October 15, 2014
Eckart Preu

Stamford Symphony Music Director and Principal Conductor Eckart Preu spoke about the magic of music and the symphony's upcoming performance of Brahms, Dvorak and Norman which features distinguished cellist Zuill Bailey on October 15, 2014.

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West Side Story

Posted by MargieF on Monday, Nov 7, 2011 - 4:49 PM

For the next two weekends, Broadway comes to Westport with the Staples Players' production of West Side Story.read more


Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886)

Posted by MargieF on Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 - 11:55 AM

How does a person achieve cultural immortality?  Which accomplishments are praised and remembered by posterity?  What are the characteristics and traits exhibited by an extraordinary talent? read more


50 Years Young

Posted by MargieF on Monday, Oct 17, 2011 - 3:21 PM

The boy wonder of jazz, Wynton Marsalis, is turning fifty tomorrow.  This multi-talented musician, trumpeter, composer, bandleader and teacher studied both classical music and jazz as a boy and eventually achieved great success in both endeavors.read more


Not Your Average Gig

Posted by MargieF on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 - 2:51 PM

Do you know anyone who would give up a secure, steady job to live and beg on the streets wit the hopes of raising money for charity?  If you don't, you haven't met or heard about violinist David Juritz who played around the world for a new charitable organization, Musequality, which supports music education projects in poor, depressed regions around the world.read more

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Bernie Williams

Posted by MargieF on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 - 7:58 PM

Did you ever get to see the ex-Yankee Bernie Williams play baseball?  If you had, you would know that he was an award-winning player who contributed to numerous Yankee successes. 

He is also a talented guitarist who will be performing on Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse in the fundraiser for "Arts For Everyone" initiative and The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield.  Before the concert, he will play in a charity softball game on the field next to the Playhouse. 

If you can't make it to the concert, be sure to check out his new book, Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance.


Jane Shelly

Posted by MargieF on Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 - 3:53 PM

If you are not planning on ging to the Blues, Views and BBQ Festival this weekend, you may consider attending Jane Shelly's flute recital this Sunday, September 25th at 5:00 at the First Presbyterian Church in New Canaan. Ms. Shelly accompanied by pianist Sara Kohane will present a concert that encompasses three hundred years of music.read more


Blues, Views & Barbeque

Posted by MargieF on Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 - 10:54 AM

If you are looking for a southern experience of blues music and delightfully delicious barbecue cooking, come on down to Westport this weekend for the fourth annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival.  You will hear the music and smell the food that is roasting in the Westport Library's parking lot along the Saugatuck River.read more


Nick Ashford

Posted by MargieF on Monday, Sep 19, 2011 - 1:11 PM

My son always loved driving to his Westport piano teacher since we would  pass the huge Ashford/Simpson house on Cross Highway.  We would always scan the property hoping to catch a glimpse of him.  We were fans of the songs that he and his wife, Valerie Simpson, wrote and performed.read more


Outside Music

Posted by MargieF on Sunday, Sep 11, 2011 - 3:19 PM

One of the unanticipated pleasures of strolling around Manhattan are the street musicians who grace the avenues, parks, plazas and underground stations.  You may be gazing at a store window when you suddenly hear Mozart's familiar, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, a jazz improvisation of Brubeck's standard Take Five or guitar strings being tuned.read more

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