TALKS & LECTURES

Someone was taking notes! Here are some articles and transcripts of notable addresses and lectures.

  • For a healthy arts scene, participation is key

    An article about a speech given at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY By Colin Dabkowski| News Arts Critic | for The Buffalo News Saturday, May 9, 2015 When the conductor and public intellectual Leon Botstein takes up his baton this weekend in Kleinhans Music Hall to lead the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of […]

    Speech to the American Academy in Berlin on its 20th Anniversary

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Please understand that if I were prone to nightmares, one would certainly be an invitation to follow Max Raabe on a public stage. I cannot imagine a more daunting circumstance in which to give any kind of talk of any length. I have long been a fan of Max Raabe.  Not only […]

    El Sistema Discovery Day at Carnegie Hall 2012

    I would like this event to be useful to you. We are celebrating not only now months of activity by the groups of El Sistema here in the United States, but also nearly 40 years of accomplishment of El Sistema in Venezuela and its consequences worldwide.  I want to begin by acknowledging the profound accomplishment […]

    Leon Botstein Address to the UN: Why Music Matters

    I wish to thank the Secretary-General for his kind invitation. It is humbling for any private citizen to address this organization-the United Nations. This is particularly so for an American. We as a nation are the hosts of the UN, yet we have not always been its staunchest defenders or most vigorous admirers. One of […]

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