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Maestro's Monthly Blog: Gratefully Fulfilling Our Mission

Gratefully Fulfilling Our Mission

In 2006, when the Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey officially became The Discovery Orchestra, we adopted a new mission statement: We teach the listening skills that help you really connect with…

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Maestro's Monthly Blog. Life Can Be Very Challenging.

Life Can Be Very Challenging

Just before the final playthrough of the featured music in our latest televised Discovery Concert© Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony, I said to the audience: “As we know, life can be…

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The Maestro's Monthly Blog entitled "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" about the conception of our new game app called AHA! Classical, now available for download in your app store.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Perhaps some of you, listening with your mind’s ear, can hear Judy Garland singing these lyrics: “Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to…

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A funny thing happened on the way to the… Our journey from The Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey to The Discovery Orchestra

A funny thing happened on the way to the…

The “short” version: Fall 1987.  With the help of many individuals – notably our spouses Rena and Marcia, and persuasive community influencers Betse Gump and Mary Horn – Brian Frederick…

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Guest Blogger Isabelle Qi

Guest Blogger Interviews Maestro Maull

Interview With Discovery Orchestra Conductor George Marriner Maull: A Four-and-a-Half-Year-Old Fell In Love With a Symphony Recording. Seventy Years Later, He Hasn’t Changed. By Isabelle Qi At age 75, George…

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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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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