The Maestro’s Blog

Life with Dave, Bill, Bob, Walter & Mike

One of the great joys of the past decade has been our association with the Midnight Media Group in Millburn, New Jersey, a full-service video and audio production company.  Their…

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Visiting the NBCS

In 2014, I wrote a blog post The Choir Boys about my visits to the Newark Boys Chorus School, a remarkable 51-year-old institution that absolutely transforms the lives of its…

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Maestro Maull gray hair vs black hair

What Happened!

People have been asking, and believe me, no one was more surprised than the members of The Discovery Orchestra when, after last seeing me in the spring, I walked into…

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Annual Thanks – Encore 2019

In re-reading Thanksgiving blog posts from the past I sometimes think: “Mm, this would be good to repeat.”  The one I wrote in 2014 struck me, and so I offer…

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How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm

(After They’ve Seen Paree?)…as the 1919 WWI song written by lyricist Joe Young and composers Sam M. Lewis and Walter Donaldson so ably asks. The problem, however, for classical music…

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Captain Nemo Meets Igor Stravinsky

First – mea culpa!  I wish to apologize for my two-month hiatus from posting.  Preparations during July and August for the production we just recorded for American Public Television – right up…

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Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Firebird concert last Sunday! Not being very familiar with Stravinsky’s music, I guess I expected a lot of atonal sounds, but found the work exciting and challenging – aided greatly by the educational exercises Maestro Maull had us do. It was also great to see so many young people there – that is wonderful outreach you offer. Best wishes for another great season!

— Discover The Firebird attendee

 

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