In this podcast, host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.
Composer Garry Schyman always seems to be pushing the bounds of video game music. With help from the Seattle Symphony and the amazing acoustics of the Bastyr chapel, Schyman takes some creative liberties with his 'Shadow of Mordor' game soundtrack.
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Highlights from November 18 to 24
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Steven Schmitz, Director of Bands, St. Louis Park.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: amateur bassoonist Kate Cimino.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Steven Schmitz, Director of Bands, St. Louis Park.
Tuesday, 8 pm: Lucerne Festival: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.
Thursday, 3:15 pm: Regional Spotlight: Rossini, played by the Minnesota Sinfonia.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: A Celebration of Bassoon, and Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: With Praise and Thanksgiving.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in works by Schumann and Brahms.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, and Beethoven's 6th Symphony.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight.
Minnesota Varsity 2015, Classical MPR's fifth annual showcase of young musical talent across Classical MPR's broadcast region, is now open and waiting for your entry!