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Discovery Orchestra Chat 160 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 1 Part 2

The second of 16 Discovery Orchestra Chats on Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”. This is the second of 4 Chats that will explore Movement 1.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 159 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 1 Part 1

The first of 16 Discovery Orchestra Chats on Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”. This is the first of 4 Chats that will explore Movement 1.

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Shall We Dance? Some Homework

Maurice Ravel wrote the following words about his composition La valse, po̬me chorÌographique pour orchestre: “Through whirling clouds, waltzing couples may be fairly distinguished. The clouds gradually scatter: one sees…

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Secrets of Conducting

We know what you’re thinking! Who is “we?” We conductors know what many audience members are thinking when you attend our performances. From your perspective, it looks like a lion…

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A Visit To The Chorus School

Two years ago – almost to the day – I blogged about visiting the Newark Boys Chorus School in New Jersey. As a former choirboy, these visits are always special…

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Musician Humor

A few blog posts ago I let some of you in on ‘conductor humor.’ I say ‘some of you’ because there are undoubtedly ‘others of you’ who may have already…

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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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