Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music pays farewell to Westeros, Game Of Thrones


Strings students at the Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music gathered last weekend to pay a final farewell to Westeros, with a student and instructor performance of the theme song from HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.”

“Game Of Thrones,” HBO’s smash hit based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, ends it reigns this Sunday as one of the most successful and critically-acclaimed cable television shows in history.

The theme song, composed by Ramin Djawadi, is just one of many classically-inspired pieces from the show, which won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series in 2018.

For this performance, Monmouth Conservatory of Music faculty Leo Soeda (cello) and Bettina Forbes (violin) led violin students Mèkel Cleare, Maximiliano Huerta and Jack Santoro; viola student Rayan R. Jawa, and cello students Victor Fuentes, Erin Kraus, Sydney Roth, Mihika R. Jawa, Galia Montoya and David Fiorito.