New website focuses on Boston Philharmonic’s Benjamin Zander

Posted on: March 26, 2018

“In Boston, conductor Benjamin Zander is an unmissable presence around town,” writes Zoë Madonna in Friday’s (3/23) Boston Globe. “Born in England, he helms both the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and … Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra…. Now his life’s work is being compiled online at the Benjamin Zander Center, a project of the Boston Philharmonic, at The site features performances, lectures, writings, and interpretation classes from throughout his lengthy career…. Boston Philharmonic senior adviser Mark Churchill … had the idea. ‘He has a huge body of work, and there are many people across the globe who really find it very inspiring and beneficial,’ Churchill said…. … At concerts, [Zander’s] pre-piece talks provide an extensive guide to the music about to be performed…. The non-conducting portion of his career is built on public speaking…. His TED talk ‘The Transformative Power of Classical Music’ has almost 10 million views…. This site, he hopes, will be part of his legacy. ‘I was visiting the Israel Philharmonic, and members of the orchestra came up to me saying, “We follow all your classes!” So the idea was to gather it all together and make a central place. A playground, if you like, for music,’ says Zander.”

Posted March 26, 2018