“Classical Music with Shining Eyes” – Lunch with TED

I don’t know about you, but Wednesday is the longest day of my week. There is something about Wednesday that I feel accomplished simply by having made it through the day. Once Thursday hits, my spirits are up because the weekend is in view. However, before Thursday, there is a long Wednesday. So to make Wednesdays a little less “long” I am introducing a new series of Wednesday posts called “Lunch with TED.” Without going into too much detail, the TED conference is a gathering of leading thinkers and doers where the kind of ideas are exchanged that alter one’s understanding of the world.
To give myself a mid-day treat on Wednesdays, I grab my lunch, pull up to my computer, and watch a TED video. I look forward to this so much that I wanted to share my joy with you by posting my favorite TED talks for your Wednesday lunch viewing pleasure. Try it out and tell me what you think.

This week’s talk is by Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. It’s titled “Classical Music with Shining Eyes.” It’s truly magical – I think you’ll be captivated by Mr. Zander and after this talk you’ll appreciate classical music more than ever. Enjoy!

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Dustin R. Steeve

Dustin Steeve is a blogger and web enthusiast. Dustin's passion is to see his generation of Christians rise up as thought leaders, doing remarkable, good work Christianly. Dustin is interested in the rise of web media and increasingly prominent use of computer technology as a tool to aid people. Dustin worked for three years as the director of GodblogCon and is an adviser for the Christian Web Conference. Dustin graduated summa cum laude and received his B.A. in History from Biola University where he also graduated from Torrey Honors Institute. Dustin has completed some post-graduate work at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was appointed to the Dean's List and received a certificate of completion from the Summer Institute for General Management.

  • Wes

    What an oasis.
    Thank you.

  • http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com Dustin Steeve

    Thank you! Zander really is outstanding. “One buttox playing.” What a clever way to articulate allowing oneself to be moved by the music. Also, his reflections on the role of conductors in inspiring orchestra’s to greater excellence is simply genius. If those in leadership roles lived out that point, nobody would hate their boss.