The Maestro’s Blog

Thank You, Elliot

Our long-time External Relations Director, Elliot Dee, will be stepping down from his role as of July 1st. After almost ten years with The Discovery Orchestra, Elliot discerned that now…

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Discover Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony with image of Maestro Maull and the orchestra

Lights, Camera, Action!

I cannot deny it.  I am personally getting incredibly excited about our upcoming 6th production for American Public Television on September 18th.  Sounds like a long way from now, but…

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Reflections On A Journey by Guest Blogger Stephen Reynolds, our Board President

Roll over Beethoven … well, not quite yet!  Chuck Berry’s lyrical prophesy that classical composers would roll over in their graves upon hearing that classical music had given way to…

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The Rite of Spring, a ballet by Stravinsky

It’s Right for Spring!  Encore

High school music students come up with some pretty funny answers to test questions from time to time. One of my personal favorites was the answer given to: “Name Igor…

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Musically Celebrate Black History Month

Musically Celebrate Black History Month

In February America celebrates Black History Month, taking time to honor African Americans. In this blog post I pay tribute to composers Florence Price and William Grant Still, and to…

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Music Kitchen – Food For The Soul

If you live in a large metropolitan center like New York, Chicago or San Francisco, you quickly realize the enormity of the problem of homelessness.  The fifteen years I spent…

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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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