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Classical Notes: August 11, 2011 Archive

Brian Newhouse's Top 5 Symphonies

Posted at 8:22 AM on August 11, 2011 by Daniel Gilliam

brian newhouseBrian Newhouse, host of the Minnesota Orchestra broadcasts, has 5 favorites. And here they are:

"...and now, you're going to meet a real American composer..." (listen for the "Minnesotan accent"!)

Top Score: Live Performance of a Journey song (no, not THAT Journey)

Posted at 3:14 PM on August 11, 2011 by Hans Buetow
Filed under: Concerts, Fun finds, In the media

The orchestra who plays the Video Games Live concerts in Los Angeles, the Golden State Pops, recently teamed up with 'cellist Tina Guo to showcase a brand new piece of music from the upcoming game Journey (not the band Journey,) the highly anticipated follow-up game to the huge indie success Flower, both by the innovators at thatgamecompany.

Austin Wintory, who is doing the music for Journey, will be our guest on Top Score in the upcoming season. We'll be talking with him about the luscious music for Journey that we've been getting previews of, and talk to him about how sound works in the game at influencing play.

See the video of the performance and read Austin Wintory's interview with Gamespot here.