The Maestro’s Blog

On Monday, May 8th we were very happy to be part of a multifaceted event, presented by both organizations, entitled Walk With Me: Discover The Montgomery Variations, held at the Rock Christian Fellowship on Ferry Street in Newark.

More Than Success

I’ve written before about Dr. Jee-Hoon Krska and the wonderful non-profit organization she founded in 2016, Keys 2 Success, in her words: “to teach classical piano to kids growing up…

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Guest Blogger: John Wargacki

How To Be a Lover of Poetry Via Music Without Really Trying Music is then the knowledge of that which relates to love in harmony and system.     — Plato Having…

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Maestro's Monthly Blog: One of the Most Amazing Persons I Know - Ginny Johnston - The Discovery Orchestra's Finance Director & 2023 Gala Honoree

One of the Most Amazing Persons I Know

I first met Virginia Johnston when she was a teenager. In the early 1980’s, Ginny became principal clarinetist of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which I was then serving as…

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The Less Glamorous Side of Television

And what might that be, you ask? In a word… editing. When we attend a live performance by a professional symphony orchestra – unless we are fortunate enough to be…

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Image of St Mary the Virgin Church in NYC for blog Memories of New York

Memories of New York

One day in 1954, as I gazed at the 12-inch black-and-white screen of our Philco “television set,” there appeared a picture of the Manhattan skyline.  I said to my mother:…

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Jee-Hoon Krska, founder of Keys 2 Success, with students

Guest Blogger: Jee-Hoon Krska, Founder of Keys 2 Success

On a snowy day in 1979, my life began in America. After our family unpacked our bags in a relative’s home, my mom decided to call up Juilliard to enroll…

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I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful afternoon. We LOVED the concert/presentation. It was exceptional and meaningful for both of us. I especially loved the piano. I had no idea it was piano that I heard when listening to the piece. I always thought it was a harp for some reason. It reminded me of water…..I cried just a little hearing that beautiful music. Thank you for giving us some culture and life after Covid!

— Attendees of the taping of Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony

 

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