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Emeriti Philharmonic - international travel with a musical purpose - Cuba March 24-April 8 2017




friendship between nations and people through music

the repertoire of life

Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

69 year-young American conductor, music critic, video interview host, and performing arts 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 55 years of age and better - younger musicians are always welcome - to join him for an unforgettable once in a lifetime musical tour of Cuba from Friday, June 23 to Wednesday, July 5 2017. Dedicated to engaging Emeriti Philharmonic musicians in meaningful person-to-person social meals and informal chamber music sharing experiences with orchestral musicians in Cuba's three largest cities, there will also be plenty of free time for individual exploration as we travel from Havana to Camagüey and back. The 13-day trip, under the supervision of the Cuban Ministry of Culture, will mark the inauguration of annual residencies around the globe. The second Emeriti Philharmonic International Music Residency is scheduled for late Summer/early Fall 2018 - Portugal.

"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