Eimear Noone becomes first female orchestra conductor in Oscars

Irish composer Eimear Noone will be the first woman to conduct an orchestra at the Oscars guest-segment. She will lead the 42-piece orchestra at the Academy Awards as it plays excerpts from five nominated scores on Sunday 9 February. The Galway-born conductor was invited to take charge by Oscars’ Music Director Rickey Minor.

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