• Conductor of Boston Philharmonic and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestras
• Co-author of Bestselling Book The Art of Possibility
• Grammy Nominee for Recordings with London Philharmonic Orchestra
Benjamin Zander is passionate about two things: classical music and helping others to realize their own untapped love for it – and by extension, their love for all new possibilities, new experiences and new connections. A leading authority on Mahler and Beethoven who has guest conducted worldwide, he teaches that music matters.
**Please note this lecture will be from 10:30 – 12:00, and there will be no luncheon following
The Tulsa City-County Library suggests the following titles as complimentary reading selections for this season’s speakers. All titles are available at the library. Visit www.tulsalibrary.org to access our catalog.
BENJAMIN ZANDER: “EXPERIENCING THE ART OF POSSIBILITY”
After reading Zander’s inspiring book, The Art of Possibility, written with his wife, Rosamund Stone Zander, try this primer in classical music and two books that will spark your creativity.
The Smart Guide to Classical Music by Robert Sherman (2013). How to listen to classical music and identify instruments, composers and compositions; recommendations for building a compact disc collection; anecdotes on the composers themselves; simple definitions of intimidating music jargon.
How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day by Michael Gelb (1998). Founder and president of the High Performance Learning Center, Gelb, in seminars and workshops and now in this book, offers “the Seven Da Vincian Principles” for learning how to approach life like a genius.
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer (2015). A brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us.