Charismatic conductor, educator, writer and music enthusiast Benjamin Zander is coming to Richmond. At 7:00 on April 28 he will join the Symphony Musicians of Richmond (the musicians’ association of the Richmond Symphony) for a concert/talk which will benefit the United Way. Learn more details here¬†and listen to this radio interview with Zander.
Zander conducts the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Youth Orchestra. He is also the author of¬†The Art of Possibility.
As a motivational speaker, Zander’s message is enthusiastic and simple: classical music is for everyone. Almost six million people have viewed his 2008 TED talk,¬†The Transformative Power of Classical Music:¬†
Here are a few quotes from¬†The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life:
In the measurement world, you set a goal and strive for it. In the universe of possibility, you set the context and let life unfold.
Life is revealed as a place to contribute and we as contributors. Not because we have done a measurable amount of good, but because that is the story we tell.
It‚Äôs one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he‚Äôs leading to realize whatever he‚Äôs dreaming. Imagine if Martin Luther King had said, ‚ÄėI have a dream. Of course, I‚Äôm not sure they‚Äôll be up to it.