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Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell Event on Saturday, March, 30, 2023 at the Prudential hall Betty Wold Johnson's stage

Classical Overtures at NJPAC: Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

Featuring the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with violinist Joshua Bell
Saturday, March 30, 2024
2:00pm Overture with Maestro Maull / 3:00pm Concert
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 68 – Lightness To Darkness

Beethoven moves from light-heartedness to despair in a matter of seconds. Listen to this incredible change!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 67 – How To Give Contrabass Players A Nervous Breakdown

Beethoven has a little fun with the string bass players. See how fast they can play!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 66 – Ornaments Part 2

Take a quick quiz – count the ornaments!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 65 – The Point

Don’t miss the point! Many compositions have a special one to make.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 64 – What’s Funny? Episode 6

Time for a laugh in this chat!   Watch and listen to Chat 30, Part 1 Watch and listen to Chat 32, Part 2 Watch and listen to Chat 34,…

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Your “listening guide” amazes me, in that it is a means of illustrating the role of various instrumental sections in communicating and “telling” a story. My background is science and technology so the 1 -1 ½ hours listening to a symphony with your presentation was an exciting learning experience I was not expecting.You are an exceptional talent and personality to be able to introduce someone like myself to the very complicated language of a symphony.

— Outreach Program Attendee