Johnston, Ginny

Captain Nemo Meets Igor Stravinsky

First – mea culpa!  I wish to apologize for my two-month hiatus from posting.  Preparations during July and August for the production we just recorded for American Public Television – right up…

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Thank You! Thank You!

This quote from our upcoming annual report says it all: “During our 2014-2015 season, we undertook a large project to realize a long-held ‘dream’ of the organization – the professional…

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Butterflies Continued. . .The Confession of a Music Educator

Trepidation or apprehension might be better word choices. As we prepare to digitally record the remaining seven episodes of Fall in Love with Music, I would like to confess that…

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Ways to De-Stress

Sometimes the world seems so nuts to me that I can hardly stand it. Without detailing the news of the moment, suffice it to say that I find myself not…

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Birthday Cake

Birthday Blog

Birthday girl, birthday boy, birthday cake. . .I thought why not birthday blog! It’s true. October is my birthday month, and I know that many other people share it including…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 80 – Revisiting Paragraphs

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’…

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I just listened to the first episode of this (Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony) and can’t believe how fortunate I was to run across this on Prime. I have heard Maull lecture many times before performances and now here he is right on my computer screen and with the clearest of visual aids. I promise if you listen to one of these you will understand a piece as never before. And, I have discovered from past experiences with his lectures that I always listen to any given piece with a greater connection. These “home” viewings of Maull’s lectures are such a gift! Highly recommended.

— Carolyn Bross, Amazon Reviewer

 

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