The 26th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill  

July 20 to August 13, 2017

Concerts and Master Classes

Tuesday, August 8, 2017,  3 PM


Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA

Benjamin Zander:
Interpretations of Music: Lessons for Life



Niccolo Paganini: Caprice for Solo Violin, Op. 1, No. 13

Daisy Hsin-Ho Han
, violin

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25
I Allegro

Julie Yu-Tung Kao
, violin
Katy Chung-Wen Lee
, viola
Josh Cheng Pan
, cello
Yinfei Wang
, piano

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo

Jean Huang
, violin
Gene Nai-Tien Hsu
, viola
Phoebe Pin-Hsien Chen
, cello
Yinfei Wang
, piano

Steinway piano provided by M. Steinert & Sons

Meet The Artists
Benjamin Zander, conductor

Benjamin Zander is the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and a guest conductor around the world. With London's famed Philharmonia Orchestra he is recording the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies, recordings that have been received with extraordinary critical acclaim both for the performance and Zander's now famous full-length disc explaining the music for the lay listener. Their recordings of Mahler 9th and Bruckner's 5th Symphony were nominated for Grammys for Best Orchestral Performance. Their latest recording, Mahler's 2nd Symphony, was nominated for a Grammy in 2014.

In 1967, Mr. Zander joined the faculty at New England Conservatory, where he taught an interpretation class, conducted the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducted the conservatory orchestras. For 30 years he was the Artistic Director of the joint program between New England Conservatory's Preparatory School and The Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Natick, Massachusetts.

Mr. Zander is one of the most sought after speakers in the world. He has given both the opening and the closing Keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where on another occasion he was awarded the Crystal award for "outstanding contributions in the Arts and international relations". In 2002 he was awarded the "Caring Citizen of the Humanities" Award by the International Council for Caring Communities at the United Nations. In honor of his 70th birthday, and 45 years of teaching, he was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the New England Conservatory.

His partner Rosamund Zander and he have collaborated on a best-selling book, "The Art of Possibility" which has been translated into fifteen languages.

This is a very popular TED talk by Benjamin Zander:


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