The Maestro’s Blog

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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Game of Tones Parties

14.7 million US citizens watched the first episode of the last season of Game of Thrones. . .according to Reuters news. That’s about 5.25% of our total population. According to…

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Happy 40th Anniversary NJYS!

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) celebrated its 40th anniversary this weekend in Newark at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall. The truth is…NJYS has been celebrating all…

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The Emotional Space. . .That Music Can Provide

“. . .We have never needed more urgently the emotional space that music – and classical music in particular – can provide.” So wrote Clemency Burton-Hill in a January 2018…

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It was a very well done presentation, the featured music and lesson were outstanding and, while I am 2,400 miles away, I would like to contribute to the orchestra…Thanks again for a great event!

— Two to Tango Gala at Home (virtual) attendee

 

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