Benjamin Zander

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Taking A Measure of Tchaikovsky's Fourth

Feb 20, 2018 2:20:18 PM / by Benjamin Zander posted in Korsantia, Tchaikovsky, Benjamin Zander, Sarah Brady

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Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 with Sarah Brady, Benjamin Zander conducting
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Reflections on Mahler's Ninth

Feb 16, 2018 9:07:54 AM / by Benjamin Zander posted in Mahler, Benjamin Zander, Symphony Hall, Brian Bell, WGBH, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

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Here Maestro Benjamin Zander is discussing the power and importance of Gustav Mahler's Ninth Symphony with audio examples & interview with WGBH's Brian Bell BPYO
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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 Art of Possibility, BPYO, Buenos Aires, south america, Argentina, Assignments, Benjamin Zander, Buenos Aires concert, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Classical Music, Concerts, Dear Mr. Zander, Audio, Elmer Churampi, Elgar, Franck, Hindemith, Mark Churchill, Lima, Montevideo, Richard Dyer, Peru, Possibility, Shaping Future Leaders through Music, White Sheets, Uruguay, Video, Tour 2017, Tour

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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 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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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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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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Assignment: Lighten Up

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

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Emily used the first assignment to resolve a difficult situation concerning a perennial issue for musicians playing in orchestras – namely her seat assignment, and thereby, came up with an insight that could be useful for everybody:
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Assignment: Take Three Giant Steps

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

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For this assignment I asked the members to report back about their steps, so I was inundated. It was hard to choose from the vast number of written responses to this assignment. One day I will put their responses in a book!
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