Lecture at East Hanover (NJ) Central School

Beethoven looks on

Once again my fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor, Emily Thomp­son, asked me to lec­ture to her class of fourth-grade school chil­dren. This lec­ture was held at the East Hanover (NJ) Cen­tral School. My talk is about how inter­dis­ci­pli­nary think­ing can lead to more cre­ativ­ity. I present the exam­ple of mix­ing lit­er­a­ture and music, draw­ing con­nec­tions between hero mythol­ogy and Beethoven’s music. Here’s a pic­ture of me intro­duc­ing Beethoven.

I pre­sented my lec­ture pretty much non-stop, six times in a row. I have to give credit to teach­ers every­where who do this every day, day-in and day-out. I don’t know how they do it!

About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.