Music Interviews

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

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra's search for a new music director continues on Thursday, March 22, when Rebecca Miller will conduct a concert featuring Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia, Cello Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Kate Remington got to know Rebecca in a wide-ranging conversation about her career and what she hopes to bring to New Haven.

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is described by its creators, Dim Bulb Studios, as "a bleak American folk tale." After losing a bet with a mysterious character (voiced by Sting), you criss cross the country in search of stories, which become a currency you trade with the interesting characters you meet on your travels. Composer Ryan Ike told me that the Depression-era setting, and the chance to create a soundtrack that's a patchwork of iconic American music was too good to pass up!

On Sunday, March 18th, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra presents a concert titled "Music for All Ages." Members of the Norwalk Youth Orchestra join their professional colleagues on stage for a program that includes Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait, narrated by James Naughton, Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question, and Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony. Kate Remington talks with Music Director Jonathan Yates about this core sample of music with a uniquely American sound.

Writing music for games is a dream that Nikola Jeremic has worked very hard to achieve. After winning several music and audio design competitions, and contributing additional music for games including Destiny 2, Nikola got the chance to score a game on his own. He says he combined his admiration for the music of Vangelis as well as Paul Ruskay's music for Homeworld in his OST for Starpoint Gemini Warlords.