At The 92nd Oscars, Eímear Noone Became The First Woman To Conduct The Orchestra

    Sunday night, at the 92nd iteration of the award show, Irish composer and director Eímear Noone became the first woman to conduct the ensemble. Noone made her name composing soundtracks for video games like Overwatch and World Of Warcraft and was also the first woman to conduct at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Ahead of the Oscars, NPR’s Michel Martin spoke to Noone about how she was preparing to conduct at the ceremony, why it has taken the Academy so long to give a woman the baton and the impact she hopes her performance has.

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