“Classical Music with Shining Eyes” – Lunch with TED

Culture, Lunch with TED — By on April 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm

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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  • 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.