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Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander

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A Transformational Journey: a Youth Orchestra Travels to South America and Comes Back Changed Forever

Sep 30, 2017 12:50:03 AM / by Benjamin Zander posted in Video, Shaping Future Leaders through Music, Assignments, White Sheets, Tour, BPYO, Dear Mr. Zander, Audio, Franck, Peru, Argentina, Elmer Churampi, Elgar, Hindemith, Lima, Possibility, Benjamin Zander, Buenos Aires, Concerts, south america, Montevideo, Uruguay, Tour 2017, Buenos Aires concert, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Mark Churchill, Classical Music, Richard Dyer, Art of Possibility

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Zander has lead 22 youth orchestra tours, but the most recent tour with BPYO to South America has left a different and deep impression. Read to learn why!
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A Bridge to Friendship through music

Jun 17, 2017 5:35:56 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in Shaping Future Leaders through Music, Tour, BPYO, Franck, Peru, Argentina, Elmer Churampi, Elgar, Hindemith, Lima

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Why the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BPYO) is touring South America and bringing the finest classical music to new audiences across the globe!
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A Message from Ben Zander

Apr 18, 2017 1:39:07 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in BPYO

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A message from Ben Zander about the success of BPO's Mahler 2nd performances and the BPYO's upcoming Mahler 6th performances.
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A Rare Mahler Offering

Apr 18, 2017 12:55:41 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in BPYO

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Thoughts from Maestro Benjamin Zander about this weekend's upcoming Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 6.
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In Memoriam: Don Davis, principal trombone (1955–2017)

Feb 2, 2017 12:23:53 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in News

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Remembering Don Davis, principal trombone
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More on the BPYO 2016 Tour to Carnegie Hall

Sep 6, 2016 4:50:33 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in tour2016

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Benjamin Zander discusses the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's performances in Carnegie Hall.
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Turning on a Dime: BPYO Goes to Spain and Carnegie Hall

Sep 6, 2016 4:49:05 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in tour2016

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Benjamin Zander recalls the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's 2016 summer tour to Spain.
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Beyond the Fock It

Aug 30, 2016 4:10:39 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in Spain 2016

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Benjamin Zander shares a story about a student's audition.
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Guide to the Music: Strauss + Holst

Nov 10, 2015 2:17:45 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in Video, Guide to the Music, Insights

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Benjamin Zander discusses Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra.
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Assignment: The Power of a Child

Nov 2, 2015 5:00:00 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in Shaping Future Leaders through Music, Assignments, White Sheets

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To dramatize this assignment, I told the orchestra the story of the great cellist Jaqueline Du Pré, who, at the age of five, entered her first competition. She was seen running gleefully down a corridor with her cello held high, like a banner. The parent of another child, seeing the broad grin on Jackie’s face, said: “Well, I can see that you have already played”. “No!” Jackie flashed back, “I am just about to!”
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