Music Interviews

Conversations with the performers, the conductors, the composers and other people instrumental in creating today's live and recorded classical music. 

Conductor Amy Andersson is shaking things up (in a good way) in the classical music world, and in live performances of music from video games! Most recently, she was one of the conductors who presented a spectacular concert in Sofia, Bulgaria, of music from Uncharted, Diablo, World of Warcraft, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and many others. In our conversation, Amy says she's so proud to be able to perform music from games for a live audience, and we talked about her Orchestra Moderne as well.

It's wedding season, and you're invited to The Marriage of Figaro! The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is presenting a semi-staged production of Mozart's beloved opera on Saturday, May 19th, at Norwalk Concert Hall with an ensemble of outstanding young soloists. Kate Remington talked with the NSO's conductor and music director, Jonathan Yates, about why he loves this work, and why he's excited to bring it life.

It's been a big year for the Role Playing Game Divinity Original Sin 2 by Larian Studios. The game was awarded a BAFTA for Best Role Playing Game, and composer Borislav Slavov was nominated for a Game Audio Network Guild Award for his soundtrack!

On Friday, May 11th, pianist Simon Mulligan and his jazz trio will perform a unique program at the Westport Arts Center that combines Simon's love of classical music by Mozart, Debussy and Chopin, with the George Gershwin Songbook. 

Kate Remington talked with Simon about the intersection of classical and jazz, and how hearing both genres of music in one evening is refreshing for both performers and listeners.