PT19: Bernstein’s Mass and More,with Peter Bay

Have you ever seen the Bernstein Mass? Well, this is the year to do it! Today we talk with Peter Bay, Music Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, about his upcoming performance of Bernstein’s Mass, fully staged for the first time in the entire state of Texas. Bay also shares some actionable advice for deepening your score study and preparing for the duties of an assistant conductor.


This week we discuss:

  • Experiences with Fred Prausnitz
  • How interpretations change over time
  • “Solo Symphony”
  • Bernstein’s Mass
  • Nerding-out on Wes Anderson
    • Moonrise Kingdom and Benjamin Britten
  • Schumann Symphony no. 2
  • The “Brahms” exercise
  • What you’re not taught

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