Kate Molleson meets the composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and reviews the Oscars nominees for best original scores with Debbie Wiseman.
Presented by Kate Molleson.
Kate meets the Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, whose big orchestral pieces feature layers of dense sound reflecting her inner world and nature as well - she's composer-in-residence of The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, currently touring the UK.
With the UK having left the European Union, Kate explores the challenges facing music industry, with Thorben Dittes (Director of the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Classical Music Programme, Sage Gateshead), Tom Kiehl (Acting CEO of UK Music) and Donald Shaw (Artistic Director of the Celtic Connections Festival).
As the Oscars are revealed this weekend, the film composer and conductor Debbie Wiseman takes a look at the nominees for best original score, reflecting on today's film industry too.
Plus the hot topics of discussion from the conference of the Association of British Orchestras last week: new environmental business models, embracing diversity and equality, and orchestras relevance in society. Joining Kate to reflect on these issues are John Warner (Orchestra for the Earth), Jenny Jamieson (Scottish Ensemble) and Jessica Schmidt (US organisation Orchestrate Inclusion).