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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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Moon Landing

As we celebrate the July 20th first landing on the moon, I am always reminded of a funny incident that occurred much earlier in my career – in 1969, the…

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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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Your “listening guide” amazes me, in that it is a means of illustrating the role of various instrumental sections in communicating and “telling” a story. My background is science and technology so the 1 -1 ½ hours listening to a symphony with your presentation was an exciting learning experience I was not expecting.You are an exceptional talent and personality to be able to introduce someone like myself to the very complicated language of a symphony.

— Outreach Program Attendee

 

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