Music Interviews

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

The Fairfield County Chorale has been training for years to get ready to perform Bach's monumental B Minor Mass, and they're finally ready! The performance is Saturday, May 12th at Norwalk Concert Hall. Kate Remington talks with Music Director and conductor David Rosenmeyer about what makes the mass so special and challenging.

bungie.net

As Bungie was scaling up the many new worlds players visit in Destiny 2, it became clear very fast that the music team needed a better and faster way of implementing  the hours of music needed to enhance all the experiences players have exploring, in missions and strikes, and in the Crucible. 

Worthyandmoncrieff.com

As a character in one of Jane Austen's witty novels, you need all the help you can get to achieve your goal. That's the inspiration behind the strategy game, Austen Translation, created by the studio Worthing & Moncrieff. Luckily for you, the music will give you feedback to let you know how you're doing against your rivals, as Eric Hamel explained in his session at the Game Developers Conference, and when I chatted with him after the session.

This year's production by the Yale Baroque Opera Project is L'Egisto by Cavalli, which tells the story of two pairs of lovers who are playthings of the gods.  Kate Remington talked with YBOP Music Director Grant Herreid, about why L'Egisto was such a hugely popular opera in 17th century Venice. Performances are Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th at the University Theater in New Haven.

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