He is also the Host and Executive Producer of the acclaimed PBS series Now Hear This, presented by Great Performances – the first show about classical music on American prime time TV in 50 years, now in its second season. He is the Conductor of the Colorado College Music Festival.
The goal of Now Hear This is very simple – to make sure that people try out classical music and give it a chance. It used to be extremely popular at one point, and we’re still human beings – there’s no reason why people shouldn’t get the most out of life, and if you want to get the most out of life, part of it is getting the most out of music.
Brahms – Serenade in D major, op. 11
Festival Mozaic Orchestra
Bartók – Music for Strings, Percussion, Celesta, Sz. 106
Colorado College Music Festival Orchestra
Vaughan-Williams – Piano Quintet in C minor
John Novacek, piano / Scott Yoo, violin / Jessica Oudin, viola / Jonah Kim, cello / Susan Cahill, bass