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Discovery Orchestra Chat 180 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 1 with Maestro Maull

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy is a much beloved work. Ten years in the making, Tchaikovsky’s final version was well worth the wait. This is Part…

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Meet The Bartered Bride

Host George Marriner Maull will take you on a guided tour of one his favorite overtures!  In atypical fashion, Bedřich Smetana composed this overture before writing barely any of the music for the rest…

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A Holiday Barn Burner

Host George Marriner Maull keeps the holiday spirit going with Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.  Normally performed perhaps a thousand times worldwide at this time of year,…

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The Invisibility of Music

What makes an invisible art form like music visible?  What helps you stay present with the music as it invisibly progresses through real time?   Learn about “Blueprints” and “Listening Guides”…

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It’s Beginning to Sound A Lot Like…

With the Covid pandemic still very much affecting social behavior, we are perhaps – depending on our personal view of the situation – being spared the annual bombardment of our…

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A Little Romance Part 2

Host George Marriner Maull concludes his look into the music of Johann Strauss, Jr. revisiting Wiener Blut and other Strauss mega-hits that tug on the heart strings of countless waltzers and non-waltzers…

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These programs were amazing, truly life-changing. The first few almost overwhelmed me – there was so much that I couldn’t take it all in. When I listened to the last one and was able to follow through to the end, I realized how much I had learned! As I mentioned, I’ve always loved listening to music – my parents (with no musical background) played classical music constantly in the house and bought me records along the lines of “A child’s introduction to classic music” and “listen to the violins” (records that I still have and passed down to my children when they were younger). I continued their tradition of playing “guess the composer” while playing classical music at dinnertime with my children and now they are doing the same with their children.

— Attendee of NJPAC Classical Conversations with Maestro Maull

 

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