(E) I adore listening to Paul Philips, Conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra (and also the Director of Orchestral Studies at Stanford University) describing how he orchestrates a delightful musical program concert.
Each piece is carefully selected by Mr. Philips and plays a key role in the program that he is proposing. Each piece has a musical story in the program. And, not only do you want to listen to each musical piece of the program conducted but you also want to learn about the entire story that holds the birth of that piece.
Yesterday night, I had the pleasure to listen to Mr. Phillips conducting the Stanford Symphony Orchestra Fall program:
Stravinsky: Funeral Song, Op. 5
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Léa Bourgade, violin soloist (Concerto Competition winner)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
And, I was touched by the humbled but outstanding performance of Léa Bourgade.
Lea was a winner of Stanford’s 2018 Concerto Competition. You can listen to her here…
Note: The picture above is Léa Bourgade and Paul Philips.
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