PT107: Teaching Your Audience to Listen, with George Marriner Maull


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Conductor George Marriner Maull and the Discovery Orchestra are teaching audiences to...Listen to Music!

In a time when we tend to hear music in the background, we’ve lost (or never learned) the skill of listening to music. How many of your audience members are reading the program notes or lost in thoughts about green beans? Probably most of them. Today we are learning how to teach our audience to listen.

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Today we discuss:

  • The origin of the Discovery Orchestra, an orchestra that exclusively performs educational concerts (2:25)
  • The format of the Discovery Concerts and how Maestro Maull teaches audiences how to listen to classical music (12:19)
  • How learning to listen well through classical music enhances all the music that audiences listen to (23:23)
  • The most effective pieces Maestro Maull has found for teaching audiences to listen (36:00)
  • Maestro Maull’s closing advice, billboard, and hidden gems (45:49)

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