Music Interviews

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

Vladimir Vizireanu's first season as the new music director of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra is wrapping up with a concert on Saturday, June 3, featuring the winners of the New Horizons Composer Competition and winners of the NSSO Young Artist Competition. Kate Remington talked with Vlad about starting from scratch with a new orchestra and his future plans for the NSSO.

Ready at Dawn Studios

Austin Wintory's music for DeFormers, from Ready at Dawn Studios, is a kaleidoscope of iconic sounds of Spaghetti Westerns and circus bands. He said his only direction from the studio was to make it fun, and he did!

Austin featured accordion virtuoso, Ksenija Sidorova, and built the music around her incredible ability to get to the heart of the music. In fact, he says she totally made him rethink the kind of playing that was possible on an accordion.

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Mikolai Stroinski says writing the music for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was the biggest challenge he's had so far. In fact, he wrote two soundtracks -- the in-game music, as well as an album of pop songs that play whenever you're driving through the terrain of the Republic of Georgia.

On Saturday, May 20, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut will present Mahler's epic Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection." Kate Remington talked with conductor Jonathan Yates about preparing to perform this monumental work, and why it's got something for everyone:

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