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Leadership in Three Time Zones . . .

My daughter was leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for the 2014-2015 concert season and over the past several years has been fortunate enough to play under the skilled baton of numerous excellent classical music conductors, including Vasily Petrenko (pictured), Simone Young, Sir … 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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The CEO and the Opera

“Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings”  -Ed Gardner As many of my readers know, my 12 year old daughter, Stephanie, plays the violin.  Guiding and supporting her as she learns … Continue reading

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