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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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.

With several earlier Star Wars games under his belt, composer Gordy Haab was ready to take on a new challenge: creating an iconic theme for the new character of Iden Versio, who has an incredible story arc in Star Wars Battlefront II. In our conversation, Gordy shared an exclusive cue of battle music that's never heard in the game!

Alasdair Neale, one of the candidates for New Haven Symphony Orchestra's music director, will conduct a program on Thursday, February 15th in Woolsey Hall. Kate Remington talked with him about the program he's chosen that includes Elgar's Enigma Variations and a couple of outstanding works by contemporary composers.

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