Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Serbian guitarist and composer Maya Le Roux Obradovic. Her latest CD - Symphonic and Guitar - is filled with her own compositions, many inspired by the colorful folklore of the Balkans that were the setting of her early childhood. She moved to Geneva, Switzerland at age five, and eventually studied music at Conservatoire superieur de Geneve and then in Paris. Geneva is Maya's home, but her Serbian roots infuse her music; Symphonic and Guitar is a collaboration with Radio Belgrade Orchestra and Sinfonietta Beograd String Orchestra.
British composer John Rutter's carols and other seasonal choral music have been an indispensable part of Christmas celebrations worldwide for over 40 years. He talks with Jill Pasternak about his new release John Rutter: A ChristmasFestival; it is the first Christmas recording from John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers in almost 20 years, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Farnham Youth Choir.