Chopin

An Afternoon with The Discovery Orchestra

Last season’s Discover Dueling Pianists was so well received that there was no question among our staff that we would repeat this event in 2016-17. What was especially gratifying this…

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Can You Feel the Vibes?

When I was in high school it was common to hear someone say: “That person has good vibes.” It was a compliment. ‘That person’ was emitting positive energy that could…

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Whetting Your Appetite

It’s just one month away! And what would that be. . .our Discover Dueling Pianists Discovery Concert on Sunday, February 28th 2016 at Drew University. But this blog post is…

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How Can We Understand Classical Music?

Laura Phillips Ward, who maintains The Discovery Orchestra’s twitter account @AhaClassical, recently forwarded me a tweet from Sweden! “How can I understand classical music I guess is the question.” This…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 99 – Effective Surprise

George explores another composer whose music seems, on the surface, incredibly simple yet is filled with wonderful effective surprises – Frederic Chopin! He uses Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C…

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All of the shows I have been to have helped me to realize how pieces of music, well, “click”. This is especially helpful with complex orchestra pieces.

— Intimate Afternoon attendee

 

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