George’s Blog

Visiting the NBCS

In 2014, I wrote a blog post The Choir Boys about my visits to the Newark Boys Chorus School, a remarkable 51-year-old institution that absolutely transforms the lives of its…

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What Happened!

People have been asking, and believe me, no one was more surprised than the members of The Discovery Orchestra when, after last seeing me in the spring, I walked into…

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Annual Thanks – Encore 2019

In re-reading Thanksgiving blog posts from the past I sometimes think: “Mm, this would be good to repeat.”  The one I wrote in in 2014 struck me, and so I…

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How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm

(After They’ve Seen Paree?)…as the 1919 WWI song written by lyricist Joe Young and composers Sam M. Lewis and Walter Donaldson so ably asks. The problem, however, for classical music…

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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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Game of Tones Parties

14.7 million US citizens watched the first episode of the last season of Game of Thrones. . .according to Reuters news. That’s about 5.25% of our total population. According to…

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“I have always loved classical music. My wife has never liked it and has never gone to a concert with me the many years we’ve been married. You converted her tonight!”

— Outreach Program Attendee

 

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