The Maestro’s Blog

Gratitude Is My Attitude

I have a friend who frequently says: “Gratitude is my attitude.”  It’s a great perspective to have on life, and one that I’m especially feeling these days regarding The Discovery…

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We All Have Different Ways Of Saying Who We Are To The World

“We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying who we are to the world.”  Children’s Television Host, Fred Rogers (1928-2003) We are also all… different,…

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Definitely…A First

In my last blog post I wrote about The Discovery Orchestra’s many wonderful partners.  I also referenced our first ever live radio broadcast from the WWFM studios, and that’s what…

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Partners

The importance of partnerships in life cannot be overstated.  Starting with our domestic partners sometimes known as spouses, best friends, colleagues in our careers and perfect strangers who wind up…

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George Maull, Come On Down!

When I met my wife Marcia Blackstone – we just celebrated the 42nd anniversary of our first date – her considerable accomplishments as a pianist were on full display.  In…

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COVID and the Sound of Silence in Music Education

Tricia Tunstall, former Orchestra Trustee and current Ambassador, is our Guest Blogger for February. Tricia is a leading advocate for the importance of music and arts education, and a global…

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These programs were amazing, truly life-changing. The first few almost overwhelmed me – there was so much that I couldn’t take it all in. When I listened to the last one and was able to follow through to the end, I realized how much I had learned! As I mentioned, I’ve always loved listening to music – my parents (with no musical background) played classical music constantly in the house and bought me records along the lines of “A child’s introduction to classic music” and “listen to the violins” (records that I still have and passed down to my children when they were younger). I continued their tradition of playing “guess the composer” while playing classical music at dinnertime with my children and now they are doing the same with their children.

— Attendee of NJPAC Classical Conversations with Maestro Maull

 

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