EMERITI PHILHARMONIC'S MISSION
AN EXCITING MUSICAL TOUR OF PORTUGAL IN LATE AUGUST, EARLY SEPTEMBER 2018 IS BEING PLANNED
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WITH A MUSICAL PURPOSE
friendship between nations and people through music
the repertoire of life
70 year-young American conductor, performing arts critic, video interview host, and administrator Daniel Kepl has discovered, as have so many musicians in his age group, that a lifetime making music is just the beginning of one's journey toward personal and artistic enlightenment. Secrets of a composer's compositional language and intellectual agenda - the musical jokes, slights-of-hand, subtexts of tragedy and comedy - are more intuitively understood and executed with greater confidence by mature musicians who have experienced, under different conductors and over many years, the repertoire of life.
Mr. Kepl invites musicians, their family and friends from around the world to join him for an unforgettable once in a lifetime travel and musical tour of Portugal in late August, early September 2018. Dedicated to engaging Emeriti Philharmonic musicians in meaningful person-to-person social meals and informal chamber music sharing experiences with orchestral musicians in Portugal, there will also be plenty of free time for individual exploration as we travel from Lisbon to Porto and other historic cultural cities in the country. The second Emeriti Philharmonic international travel and music residency is scheduled for late August/early September 2018.
"Age is a relative matter. If you continue to work and to absorb the beauty in the world about you, you find that age does not necessarily mean getting old. I feel many things more intensely than ever before, and for me life grows more fascinating." And when asked why he continued to practice at age 90 the legendary cellist replied "Because I think I'm making progress." Pablo Casals (1876-1973)