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Join Us From Home

The Stamford Symphony Channel

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Welcome to the Stamford Symphony Channel. Your place to access a variety of content and there is so much to explore, so keep scrolling down. For your convenience, click on the categories of interest to you on your right. Happy watching, listening and reading.

At Home with the Vinnitskys: Home-baked Arrangements for Clarinet and Piano

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Tuesday, May 19 at 4:30pm

Happy Hour with Principal Clarinet Pavel Vinnitsky

How are our musicians spending the quarantine since we can’t perform for you onstage? Principal clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky, his wife, pianist/composer wife Anna, and their son are home balancing distance learning, teaching, and their current creative project: creating and rehearsing a set of new compositions and arrangements for clarinet and piano.

Here is your chance to have a glimpse into their home, as they explore new ways to produce art. What are the burning questions you’ve always had about the clarinet? Composing? Life as a musician? Here is your chance! So pour yourself a cocktail of choice and join the conversation on Tuesday May 19th at 4:30pm for our next Happy Hour!

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25 Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine

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1. Stick to a routine.  Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care.

2. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have.  Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth.  Take the time to do a bath or a facial.  Put on some bright colors.  It is amazing how our dress can impact our mood.

3. Get out at least once a day, for at least thirty minutes.  If you are concerned of contact, try first thing in the morning, or later in the evening, and try less traveled streets and avenues.  If you are high risk or living with those who are high risk, open the windows and blast the fan.  It is amazing how much fresh air can do for spirits.

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Happy Mother’s Day from Janey Choi, Director of Community Engagement & Education

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Here’s to one of the greatest musical mothers ever! Clara Wieck Schumann would have been 200 years old this year. This working mother of 8 children was one of the most famous pianists of her generation with a 60+ year performing career, a composer, editor and champion of her husband Robert’s collected works, and a celebrated teacher.

Included is a playlist of my next recital project: Three Romances for Violin & Piano, op. 22 followed by Clara Schumann's most popular piece of chamber music today: the Piano Trio in g minor, op. 17 and finally, a piano concerto she composed as a teenager

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Los Angeles Times: For American orchestras, lessons from the woman who rescued the L.A. Phil

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Three years ago, Deborah Borda left the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which she had run for 17 years, to take on the problems of the troubled New York Philharmonic. The country’s oldest major orchestra was financially shaky, had appointed a new music director in Jaap van Zweden who had yet to generate enthusiasm from the press and public, had bungled one proposed concert hall renovation after another for years, and had struggled to maintain relevance in New York cultural life.

She‘d had similar problems at the L.A. Phil and handled them in such a way that it became arguably the world’s most admired orchestra. Turning around the New York Philharmonic would then be the capstone of her career. But little could Borda have known that, while having made remarkable strides in less than three New York seasons, her role would suddenly be to save the New York Philharmonic, and possibly by her example help to save other American orchestras.

“What a tragedy for us is that the thing that we do, which is live concerts and reaching people, we can’t do,” Borda said last week in a video conversation from her New York apartment, as the novel coronavirus poses a novel existential threat to orchestra life.

Stamford Symphony presents A NEW ERA BEGINS – The 2020-2021 Season

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Michael Stern, Music Director Designate is looking forward to sharing his inaugural season with you. A New Era Begins is filled with great music that you will love by Mozart, Sibelius, Copland and more, plus some works that have never been performed by the Stamford Symphony such as Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as hot shot young soloists and the great Pinchas Zukerman.