Friday, February 25, 2011

A Singer's Conductor

Joseph Flummerfelt is the visiting conductor I had the privilege of making music with in Italy.  This article does well at explaining why he has been admired and respected by so many over the years: Joseph's Many Colors.

I totally agree with the comment by a former student of his.  “One of his natural traits is his ability to inspire and discipline a group.  He has an incredible presence in the room, as well as exquisite ears, and of course a comprehensive knowledge of the choral repertoire.”  There is magic in the room when Joseph conducts: “He stands on the podium and casts spells from the big book.”

I sincerely hope that I'll be able to experience that magic again some day!

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