Journey of the Spirit
The BPYO’s 2018 European Tour
With concerts in Berlin, Jihlava, Prague, Salzburg, Budapest, Pecs, Vienna, and Amsterdam.
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Music and Transformation
"Music is a story... And it opens the emotional pores to all of life’s experience." -Benjamin Zander
One Buttock Playing
Explore how the power of a musical phrase can make us move. Sometimes, quite literally!
The World of Mahler
“A symphony must be like the world... It must contain everything.” - Gustav Mahler
Going with Ben is like going on a journey. And you either get on the train, or you get off the train!- Yo-Yo Ma
Everywhere that I travel I meet musicians who began their musical journey with Ben Zander. They retain, gratefully, their enthusiasm, determination, and high ideals!- John Harbison
Ben has a unique way of teaching, coaching, inspiring and presenting the young minds with the wonderful disciplines that are involved in the art of making great music.- Gunther Schuller
Benjamin Zander was put on this earth to set young people on their path to a lifelong relationship with music.- Richard Dyer
“There’s no way this could possibly be a “youth orchestra“—it certainly doesn’t sound like one—not only technically but the way these staggeringly skillful players convey both the extraordinary power and the most intimate nuances of this masterpiece. This is one of the most thrilling Mahler performances I’ve ever heard.”
– Lloyd Schwartz, Pulitzer Prize winning critic, New York Arts