Composer Ola Gjeilo in conversation

Dec 22, 2017

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  Ola Gjeilo is one of the most in-demand composers alive today. He’s not even 40 and has already had his music performed by major ensembles including the Choir of King’s College Cambridge and the Phoenix Chorale. His newest album is called Winter Songs, and it features original compositions and his new arrangements of some Christmas favorites. Classical IPR's Amanda Sewell caught up with Ola Gjeilo at a studio in New York to ask him about some of the music on this new album. Hear the entire conversation and excerpts from the new album below.