In February, the popular teacher and conductor Benjamin Zander was fired in disgrace from New England Conservator.
In July, the NEC acknowledged his ‘significant contributions’ and gave him an honorary title – without taking him back, of course.
But Ben was not sitting around twiddling fingers. He was forming the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The 117-strong ensemble will give its first performance on November 25 at Symphony Hall, with Alisa Weilerstein as soloist. Geoff Edgers has written a good preview in the Globe.