19 minutes | Jan 21st 2013

The Global Child – Classical Music: A gateway to Educational Development

Why classical Music? What can children and youth learn from playing in an orchestra? How can you teach children playing in an orchestra positive values? In a society that is filled with violence, lack of attention span, and bombarded with multiple text messages and media messages our first show of 2013 promises to be entertaining and provide a positive message for all those who care about children and youth. Join us for my discussion with Maestro Carlo Ponti (http://www.carloponti.com/).and discover why playing in an orchestra our youth can learn leadership skills, focus, and how to work collaboratively as part of a community. Maestro Carlo Ponti guest conducts internationally and has served as associate conductor of the Russian National Orchestra from 2000 to 2010 and was music director of the San Bernardino Symphony from 2001 to 2012. Awards include Italy’s Premio Galileo Award in 2006 for exceptional musical achievement and the Lupa di Roma Prize bestowed upon him and his family in 2011 by the Roman City Council on the heels of an orchestral performance honoring film producer Carlo Ponti Sr’s work. Maestro Ponti’s work has been profiled on NPR, NBC, ABC, CBS Insider, Fox News, and his performances have been featured on American Public Media’s Performance Today and America’s Music Festivals radio programs. Listen as Maestro Ponti shares his thoughts about the teachings of the orchestra and working with young musicians. For footage to some of Maestro Ponti’s performances (http://www.youtube.com/user/carlopontivideos/videos)click on this link. Share on linkedin, facebook, twitter, or please send the link to a classical music lover in an email.
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