SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The music of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and more will come alive this weekend when Symphoria presents the Queens of Soul at the Civic Center in Syracuse.

The man behind the performance is conductor Sean O’Loughlin, who is a native of Central New York and who works with the biggest names in music.

Hear more of O’Loughlin’s friends in the music business, and also find out who he would like to work with.

Click in the player above to watch The Conversation with Carrie Lazarus and CNY native Sean O’Loughlin.