Musical Style

Discovery Orchestra Chat 178 – Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 “Juba Dance” with George Marriner Maull

It was in 1933 when the first African-American woman would have her music performed by a major U.S symphony orchestra. Maestro Maull explores Florence Price’s Symphony No.1 which fuses Price’s…

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An American Salute

Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3:00 – 5:00pm Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ Maestro Maull will join Maestro Helen Cha-Pyo and the members of…

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Escape from Pandemia

We all need a mental break from the Covid-19 Pandemic!  Picture in your mind or Google a photo of where the prairie meets the Rocky Mountains or the Steppes of…

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Haydn the Jokester

Many people know Franz Joseph Haydn as “Papa Haydn”, a well-deserved nick-name in view of his reputation as the father of the symphony. But you may not know that he…

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Let’s Get Serious

Johannes Brahms’s ability to distort our sense of rhythm is always lying in wait.  Turn the corner… and we suddenly lose our rhythmic balance, and Maestro Maull is certain that…

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A “Trading Places” Musical Quiz

When film composer Elmer Bernstein scored the 1983 comedy hit Trading Places, he chose Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro to be the musical centerpiece of the film.  However, he also intentionally paraphrased other orchestral works.  Let’s…

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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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