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No Concert Tonight . . .

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. ~Mahatma Gandhi After five concerts in a row, today the Young Virtuosi musicians have a day off.  The final Gala Concert is Saturday evening at the Medieval church in … Continue reading

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Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra . . . and a Profound Lesson

Sometimes I just get lucky. And so I was able, due to a consulting schedule change, to pass through Boston last weekend and accept an invitation to the Boston Philharmonic Annual Fundraising Gala. This is no ordinary city orchestra. The … Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage . . . Pavol Breslik

A long time ago, when I was in High School, I read the book, Profiles in Courage by President John F. Kennedy.  The book profiled the acts of courage displayed by eight US Senators in doing “what was right” rather … Continue reading

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Proud Parents . . . Elated Daughter

My life has always been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is … Continue reading

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The First Rehearsal . . .

“…how absurd human beings are and how magnificent.”  ― Benjamin Zander The other night I had an extraordinary experience.  I sat in on the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s first rehearsal for their upcoming performance of Mahler’s 7th Symphony. I am so overwhelmed … Continue reading

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