Musica Maestra goes Japan: During a rehearsal at the Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall in Kanazawa, Alondra de la Parra finds a fun way to explain the musicians the difference between the woodwinds and the brass instruments.
With almost 80,000 visitors, the Bachfest in Leipzig has once again broken its attendance record. Director Michael Maul talked to DW about the recipe behind this extraordinary success.
Having conducted around 70 orchestras in Europe, the US, Japan and Brazil by age 36, de la Parra is an internationally known performer.
Despite the sedate-sounding theme of this year's festival, "Cycles" is a true sensation for those who love the music of Johann Sebastian Bach — particularly the inexhaustible fans of his work.
As a sought-after guest conductor and head of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia, the Mexican-American maestra Alondra de la Parra knows that music is about communication - on every level.
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