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José Luis’ Virtual Book Club: Why Mahler?

British author Norman Lebrecht brings us up close to a personal exploration of the life and work of the iconic Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. I, personally, am fascinated with all the implications that surround his career as a conductor and composer. This book gives us a different angle, touching on [...]

November 19, 2020|Tags: |

Listening Club: Beethoven’s Ninth

José Luis initially planned to celebrate Beethoven’s birthday with performances of Symphony No. 9, “Choral” during the week of the composer’s birthday. He remembers fondly the last time we performed it together in 2018 at the closing of his inaugural season as Music Director. Since that scale of performance is [...]

October 27, 2020|Tags: |

Watch José Luis’s Talk about Absolutely on Music

Did you miss the book club discussion? Maybe you didn’t start reading in time? No need to have FOMO (fear of missing out). You can still view the discussion right here! We hope all of you enjoy (or enjoyed!) reading and discussing Haruki Murakami’s Absolutely On Music. We will announce [...]

June 30, 2020|Tags: , |

What is the Right Pace to Perform Beethoven?

Beethoven’s tempos have been a topic of debate for many years. There is a chance that the Beethoven music we know and love should be performed differently. The markings from his scores suggest that he wanted his music performed with faster tempos than orchestras typically use today. There are many [...]

May 28, 2020|Tags: , |
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