Music Interviews

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

March 2 through March 4, game music fans and performers will gather in the Twin Cities for the annual VGM Con, a celebration of all facets of video game music! As Thomas Spargo, the Con's creator told me, there'll be a lot to enjoy, including panels by special guests Jason Graves, composer of Lone Echo, Far Cry Primal and The Order, 1886, and Rich Vreeland, better known as Disasterpeace, whose credits include Hyper Light Drifter and Fez.

On Sunday, March 4 at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras will present the world premiere of "Citizen," a work for orchestra, chorus and spoken word by Dr. Rex Cadwallader. The orchestra will be joined by the Connecticut Chamber Choir, the Fairfield Warde Chamber Singers and spoken word artist Jeffrey Rollins.

Kate Remington talked with GBYO Conductor Christopher Hisey, composer Rex Cadwallader and Jeffrey Rollins about what this project has meant to them and the orchestra.

Although it seems like a simple platform game at first, Celeste actually is a brutally difficult journey of self-discovery for Madeline, the main character, as she bravely faces challenges climbing the namesake mountain. Composer Lena Raine had her own set of difficult challenges writing a soundtrack for a game that turned out to be quite different than she expected.

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra has narrowed its search for a new music director and conductor to a few outstanding artists.