The funny thing about being a conductor, said Troy Peters, is that it’s a traditional authority role – conductors literal shout orders from an elevated platform.
About 100 listeners were treated to a display of technical prowess and emotional sensitivity from a New York duo with San Antonio roots on Sunday at a special event sponsored by Musical Bridges Around the World at Gallery Nord in Castle Hills.
Music is a language unto itself, capable of inspiring people and joining them together.
According to Confucius, leading communities are distinguished by the greatness of their “Wen,” arts of peace, and these communities win each other over not by military or economic strength but through the creation and transmission of great music, poetry, and art.
“Writing about Music,” the saying goes, “Is like dancing about architecture.” That may be a glib line but it accurately speaks to the difficulty of translating the essence of one media into another. Describing music in print may be hard, but so too is describing architecture.
For many of us, local public radio personalities hover somewhere between celebrity and family.
As Executive Director of a music education organization, I am often asked to explain why classical music is important for children today.
If you’ve ever wanted to stand on the abyss that leads one way to heaven and the other to hell, and live to tell about it, this is your chance.