Archive For The “Interviews” Category

When in Rome, do NOT do as these Romans do! Interview with Steve Frederiks

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By LARRY KELLUM Puccini’s 3rd most popular opera, the violent but gorgeous “TOSCA” returns to Connecticut in May when the CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present a new production of the masterpiece in its usual four venues throughout the state. Composed in 1900 and based on the famous French Sardou play…

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Violinist Luca Rinaldi joins CT Virtuosi Orchestra for Concert of Italian Masterworks

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By Ethan Sadoian Italian violinist Luca Rinaldi will join the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for two concerts on December 9th and 10th, featuring Italian masterworks by Arcangelo Corelli and Ottorino Respighi. Luca Rinaldi’s acclaimed career has seen him perform as a soloist and violinist throughout Europe, and win international competitions and receive awards as a…

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Romanticism Is Not Dead!
Interview with Jorge Antonio Pita

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By Larry Kellum An internationally acclaimed Cuban-American tenor is coming to Connecticut on March 11 and 13 to appear in concert with the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and CT Lyric Opera during this season of Lent. His full name is Jorge Pita Carreras. No, he is NOT related to the legendary superstar Jose Carreras, though…

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NATIVE AVON GIRL, RENOWNED CELLIST TO PERFORM DVORAK’S CONCERTO

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by Larry Kellum On Oct. 23 at Central CT State Univ. in New Britain, and on the 25th at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, an interesting and unique program called “Slavic Masterpieces” will be presented by the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra offering music by Antonin Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Polish composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz. Highlight of the event will…

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Mirror, mirror on the wall… An interview with Kathleen Callahan-Hardman

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by Larry Kellum Like a good Scotch and a fine wine, classical music and beautiful women should, and often do, get better with age and the passage of time. Such will be the case proven when the CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present the Connecticut premiere (believe it or not!) of…

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ADELANTE, DANIEL!

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Interview with Daniel Juarez by Larry Kellum On March 2, the Conn. Lyric Opera presents its second opera of the 2011-12 season, Mozart’s playful romp “Cosi van Tutte”, which, as always, will premiere at New Britain’s Trinity On Main, and tour the state throughout the remainder of the month. The ironic comedy features two sisters…

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A Woman CAN Have It All! – Interview with Jurate Svedaite

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On Oct. 23, local music critic and reporter Larry Kellum spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon interviewing Connecticut’s favorite soprano Jurate Svedaite of the Conn. Lyric Opera before she scurried off to start rehearsals for that company’s eagerly-awaited, upcoming production of Offenbach’s “TALES OF HOFFMANN”. The artist, born, raised and educated in Lithuania, has been starring…

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