Music Interviews

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

Composer Brian D'Oliveira has channleled his passion for pre-Hispanic music from Latin and South America into becoming an acknowledged expert, which made him the obvious choice for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Lara Croft's latest adventure takes her to the jungles and ruins of Mexico and Peru. As he told me, Brian had his own adventures in Mexico sourcing authentic instruments to create an authentic sound for the game.

Courtesy of GBYO

Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras open their new season with a concert at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. The program will feature Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," and selections by Beethoven, Brahms, Broadway musicals and film soundtracks.

Kate Remington talks with Music Director Christopher Hisey about what makes this concert special.

Wilbert Roget describes his music for Anew: The Distant Light as a passion project. The game tells the story of a child shot into space to reach an alien moon twenty light years away, in the hope of finding a new home for humanity. The game is in development by Resonator Studios, and they've encouraged Will to create a soundtrack that references some of his favorite composers including Debussy, Stravinsky and Bartok to create his own uniquely distinctive sound.

Courtesy of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Violinist and conductor Andrés Cárdenes will lead the Stamford Symphony in concerts Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 in a dual role: as the soloist in Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and conductor for Mendelssohn's youthful Sinfonia No. 8 and Visions and Miracles by Christopher Theofanides.