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On December 18, Nathan McCree will realize a dream that's been years in the making, as his iconic music for the original three Tomb Raider games will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic!

Nathan shares some fun behind-the-scenes stories about how the concert is coming together in our conversation:

The 1920s is the time. Connecticut and New York are the settings. And the lives of the affluent are the plot of a new novel by Beatriz Williams called, A Certain Age. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.

CD Projekt Red

Mikolai Stroinski's new music encourages players to lighten up as they "kick each other's butts" playing the soon-to-be-released tavern card game, Gwent, ​an expansion of the world of The Witcher 3 from CD Projekt Red.

In our conversation, Mikolai said that he really had fun writing slightly tongue in cheek music for the new Monster Deck!

Ubisoft

Eagle Flight, Ubisoft's new Virtual Reality game, lets you soar as an eagle above a future Paris, populated only by animals. Inon Zur composed the score, which he told me presented some interesting challenges:

The American Chamber Orchestra, based in Fairfield, Connecticut, opens its new season on Saturday, November 5, with a program that includes Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony. Kate Remington talked with conductor Christopher Hisey, who says pairing the music of these two composers was a natural fit because they both heroically overcame their personal obstacles.

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