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The Stamford Symphony Channel

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Join Us From Home

The Stamford Symphony Channel

for a variety of online events on your computer, tablet or smartphone

Join Us From Home

The Stamford Symphony Channel

for a variety of online events on your computer, tablet or smartphone

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.

Happy Hour with Haydn with cellist, Caroline Stinson

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Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
via Zoom Conference

Happy Hour with Haydn with cellist, Caroline Stinson

Please join Caroline Stinson, principal cellist and Janey Choi, Director of Community Engagement and Education as they explore the Haydn Cello Concerto, life in the arts, and a newly discovered bond as Canadian ex-pats, over drinks on Zoom conference. Bring your questions and comments, and view Caroline’s performances below for a richer conversation.

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A Virtual Cocktail Hour with the Second Violin Section

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Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm
via Zoom Conference

SECOND VIOLINS AT THE HEART OF THE MUSIC
Please join the Second Violin section of the Stamford Symphony for cocktails and conversation about playing Second Fiddle via Zoom conference. This unique and close knit group of musicians take great pride in their roles as collaborators, knowing that when they play their role well, the entire organization benefits. A special demonstration of excerpts and examples will be performed by Sebu Sirinian, principal second violin with his wife, Lisa Tipton, first violin.

Pre-registration is recommended - Click Here to Register

WSHU’s Kate Remington interviews Michael Stern about the Stamford Symphony Channel and the making of the Amazing Grace Video

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Kate Remington and Music Director Designate Michael Stern have a conversation about the state of the Stamford Symphony in 2020, the diversity of the Stamford Symphony Channel's offerings, and the recent success of the Symphony's Amazing Grace video, dedicated to Fairfield County healthcare workers on the front lines.

Watch an alternative to the originally scheduled “Fateful Beethoven” Concert with pieces by Beethoven, Ginastera and Milhaud

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PROGRAM:
MILHAUD Le boeuf sur le toit (The ox on the roof)
Performed by the Orchestre National de France (1976)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

GINASTERA Variaciones Concertantes
Performed by Symphony S.O.N.G at Seoul Arts Center, Korea (2016)
Conductor: Shinik Hahm

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
Performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam (2013)
Conductor: Ivan Fischer

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Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with these awesome videos and websites!

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Beethoven was a moody, misunderstood man, with more than his share of bad hair days from the portraits I’ve seen! He suffered from isolation and depression, and yet he overcame the adversity of a disability (deafness - for a musician and a composer?!), to triumph as a musical genius with an unshakeable belief in humanity. When he died, 20,000 people came to pay their respects at his funeral. He was the world’s first successful freelance musician, making his money from patrons and commissions, rather than through the royal courts or churches.

Enjoy the links below. Email me at engagement@stamfordsymphony.org with any questions you'd like to ask or resources to share!

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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This classic 1992 Emmy Award-winning HBO film is based on a very popular children’s recording. Clocking in at under an hour, this historical fiction has a plotline centered on a 10 year old boy whose uncle takes in the eccentric composer as a boarder to make extra money.

BrainPOP Explores Beethoven!

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This is a great animated educational site for kids, with topics taken from Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology. Short, informative videos with accompanying quizzes and information are great for elementary school kids (my kids ask for it as much as they ask for Disney+!) Normally, you would need to pay for an account, but you can now create a free login–thanks BrainPOP!

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