Ted Talk Tuesday

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway that I posted yesterday! The winner gets a free DVD from Quaver Music! Go to yesterday’s post to see more details.

Did you get a chance to watch last week’s Ted Talk?  It’s from a local (Michael Tilson Thomas from The New World Symphony)! If you didn’t you might want to check out this link:

From: http://www.ted.com/speakers/michael_tilson_thomas.html 

Why you should listen to him:

As a conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas might be best known for his interpretation of the emotionally charged music of Gustav Mahler. But his legacy won’t stop at his Grammy-winning recordings of the complete Mahler symphony cycle with his home orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony. He’s also the founder of the New World Symphony, an orchestra that helps to educate young and gifted musicians as obsessed with their craft as he. Since its establishment in 1987, New World Symphony has launched the careers of more than 700 young musicians, and in its new Miami Beach concert hall designed by Frank Gehry, it’s bringing well-played classical music to a truly popular audience.
He’s the guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra — and the artistic director of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra (YTSO), a 96-member ensemble selected from online video auditions. Tilson Thomas conducted the YTSO at Carnegie Hall in 2009 and in 2011 in Sydney, Australia. And he’s the creator of the Keeping Score education program for public schools, which uses PBS TV, web, radio and DVDs, and a K-12 curriculum to make classical music more accessible. In 2010, Tilson Thomas was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists by the US government.
Wasn’t that interesting! I loved what he said, ““The big difference between human happiness and sadness?  Thirty-seven freakin’ vibrations.”

Don’t forget to enter to win a FREE DVD from Quaver Music! All you need to do to enter to win, is to leave a comment on yesterday’s blog post about your most memorable teaching moment of the year. 

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