Lesser-Known Stories About Leonard Bernstein: A Museum Tour
A large wall photo at a Philadelphia exhibition shows Leonard Bernstein during one of the most poignant days of his life – a day in 1948 when he conducted a concert with a small group of Holocaust survivors in Germany. The picture and the story behind the moment are part of the Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
The Inside Voice: An Interview with Concertmaster David Kim
David Kim paused after playing a few exquisite bars of music on his violin. The concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra seemed concerned that his instrument may be echoing too loudly across the sweeping lobby of the Kimmel Center, where others were working or visiting. This moment showcased Kim’s humble nature and his concern for others – along with his extraordinary talent.
Behind the Scenes of Editors’ Choice
Tom Dean says when he worked as a music teacher he faced a daunting task every summer - the job of sorting through mountains of new sheet music to find the gems that might work for his school choirs. That changed when he discovered a service called Editors’ Choice. It made finding quality music much easier. Now Dean is a Pepper editor, part of the team that puts together the Editors’ Choice lists.