Composers

Can You Hear Me Now?

I grew up listening to the fabled sound of The Philadelphia Orchestra. As musicians, we work diligently to achieve a certain sound on our instruments or with our voices. Here’s…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 22 – Pedal Point

Maestro Maull discusses the power of pedal point with the help of audio clips.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 21 – Subtle Gestures

Another aspect of musical virtuosity is on display in this Chat – the art of subtle gestures. Featuring Brannon Cho, cellist and Marcia Maull, pianist.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 20 – Special Effects Part 1

One type of special effect in music is the imitation of sound. Maestro Maull uses Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances to illustrate, with guest artists Brannon Cho, cellist and Marcia Maull,…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 19 – Stealing Time

Beat varies in speed in some compositions – learn more in this Chat featuring Brannon Cho, cellist and Marcia Maull, pianist.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 18 – How Fast Can You Play?

Virtuosity can sometimes be measured by how fast a performer can play in this Chat featuring Brannon Cho, cellist and Marcia Maull, pianist.

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Thank you and everyone involved for putting together all of these wonderful videos. With the current situation and thinking long-term, I wanted to help students in the Orchestra to grow as active listeners. We initially worked through Firebird and are now onto the New World Symphony. It’s been a lot of fun to read the students’ responses to the music, as they grow in insight and appreciation.

— NJ Music Educator, on the Orchestra’s Discovery Chat Videos

 

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