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Discovery Orchestra Chat 159 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 1 Part 1

November 16, 2017 Bassoon

The first of 16 Discovery Orchestra Chats on Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”.  This is the first of 4 Chats that will explore Movement 1.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 115 – A Very Special Melody Part 2

January 1, 2014 Classical

The orchestral version of Pelleas et Melisande is used to illustrate Gabriel Faure’s lilting Sicilienne rhythm – listen for the prominence of the harp and flute in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 111 – A Very Special Melody

December 4, 2013 Classical

A composer will sometimes create a melody that is so beautiful, so haunting, that it just stands out as one of the best melodies ever. This was the case when Gabriel Faure wrote the Sicilienne movement of Pelleas et Melisande. Joining Maestro Maull in this Chat are 17 year old flutist Rebecca Huang and pianist […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 106 – A Taste of Mexico

May 29, 2013 Classical

Guitarist Celil Refik Kaya is back again to help Maestro Maull explore Manuel Ponce’s Scherzino Mexicano in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 104 – Variation Form 3

May 22, 2013 Classical

In this Chat, George and guitarist Celil Refik Kaya explore Celil’s own composition entitled Theme & Variations on Pass et medio.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 102 – False Relations

May 1, 2013 Classical

What exactly are False Relations? In this Chat, Maestro Maull and guitarist phenom Celil Refik Kaya explore the “chromatic contradictions” in Alonso Mudarra’s Fantasy No. 10.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 82 – Another Look at Variation Form

October 1, 2012 Adams, Merynda

Harpist Merynda Adams joins Maestro Maull as they revisit variation form as found in Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 81 – How Can You Resist the Harp?

September 19, 2012 Adams, Merynda

Harpist Merynda Adams explores usual and unusual timbres and effects on the harp.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 80 – Revisiting Paragraphs

September 12, 2012 Brahms

Discovery Orchestra Chats continue with another lesson in ternary form.  Follow along as the orchestra’s Executive Director Virginia Johnston and Maestro Maull’s wife, Marcia, perform the second movement of Brahms’ Sonata for Clarinet & Piano No.1.  Notice the ABA form, with the special ending of surprises.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 79 CLARINET TIMBRES

September 5, 2012 Clarinet

We are pleased to highlight the talents of the orchestra’s Executive Director Virginia Johnston as she demonstrates the different members of the clarinet family. See if you can identify some of the familiar excerpts she plays!

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