In conversation with Irish conductor Eimear Noone, the first woman to conduct the Oscars orchestra 1 week ago

In conversation with Irish conductor Eimear Noone, the first woman to conduct the Oscars orchestra

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Ahead of this weekend's ceremony, Noone is already full of great anecdotes about John Williams, Saoirse Ronan, and Hozier!

After it was announced in late January that this year's Oscars ceremony would feature the first ever female conductor, it wasn't long before Irish folk found themselves beaming with pride when the conductor was announced as Galway-born Eimear Noone.

On the big night itself, Noone will be conducting the orchestra to play out five pieces of music from the five Best Picture nominees, and she will need to conduct them in front of some absolute legends:

  • Hildur Guðnadóttir, for Joker
  • Thomas Newman, for 1917
  • Randy Newman, for Marriage Story
  • Alexandre Desplat, for Little Women
  • John Williams, for Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

In the run-up to the big night itself, JOE was lucky enough to chat to Noone about how excited she is for the big night, her hugely impressive career to date, and what she's got lined up next.

Over the course of the chat, there are some great stories and anecdotes around the legendary John Williams, wanting to wearing the tri-colour flag like Katie Taylor, throwing all of her support behind Saoirse Ronan, and her dream to collaborate with Hozier.

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