The Maestro’s Blog

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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Picture of Mary Horn & Stephen Reynolds

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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You are like the music teacher I never had! I devour your lessons. Thank you! {Refering to chat video Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 1}

— Jethro Gómez Rodriguez, Australia