Music Interviews

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

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Rei Hotoda's passion for contemporary music, Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky, will be on display as she guest-conducts the Stamford Symphony on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Kate Remington talked with Rei about her plans to get communities excited about their local orchestras, and what she loves about the music she'll be conducting.

Creating an immersive experience is the number one goal of studios that make virtual reality games, and that extends to the music, too.  I talked with composer Winifred Philips at this year's Game Developers' Conference in San Francisco about how she approaches writing the music for VR games that run the gamut from tense  first person shooters like Scraper to the cartoon-style Fail Factory.

David Amado is the final candidate in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra's search for a new music director. He'll conduct the orchestra on Thursday, April 12th in Woolsey Hall in a program that features Berlioz's passionate Symphonie Fantastique, as well as Ravel's Piano Concerto with soloist Stewart Goodyear. Kate Remington talked with David about his passion for music, and why he loves the works he'll be conducting.