Stamford Symphony adds online channel, with archived concerts, interviews, learning resources for families

Posted on: April 3, 2020

“Although its spring concerts were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Stamford Symphony hopes to keep the music playing,” writes David Fierro in a front-page article in Thursday’s (4/2) Stamford Advocate (CT). “The symphony recently launched its new Stamford Symphony Channel on its website, stamfordsymphony.org. The channel offers a free virtual hub of classical music and entertainment provided by the Stamford Symphony…. ‘Once it became clear that our spring concerts could not go ahead, we knew it was our duty as an artistic organization to help fill a void,’ Stamford Symphony CEO and president Russell Jones said. ‘Music provides comfort in uncertain times and our musicians are eager to step in and support the community.’ … The Stamford Symphony Channel will feature previously recorded performances, solo serenades from home, and informal practice videos by Stamford Symphony’s musicians. Jones will conduct interviews with orchestra members…. A section for kids includes resources for learning, improving musical skills, and even playing along with parents…. ‘As we are all facing this together, we have an opportunity to be united like rarely before and I know that music can be a big part of that,’ Stamford Symphony’s newly appointed music director Michael Stern said.”