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Ben Zander: Classical Music with Shining Eyes

Benjamin Zander

I watched this delightful video of Ben Zander at a recent TED Talks and my entire perspective for the day was altered. Ben Zander offers such a brilliant and refreshing reminder of what life can be like when we are willing to shift our perspective. Why see the glass as only half full when you can imagine the opportunity of what the emptiness in the glass presents? Watch it! Share it!

Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

A leading interpreter of Mahler and Beethoven, Benjamin Zander is known for his charisma and unyielding energy -- and for his brilliant pre-concert talks.

Since 1979, Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He is known around the world as both a guest conductor and a speaker on leadership -- and he's been known to do both in a single performance. He uses music to help people open their minds and create joyful harmonies that bring out the best in themselves and their colleagues.

His provocative ideas about leadership are rooted in a partnership with Rosamund Stone Zander, with whom he co-wrote The Art of Possibility.

"Arguably the most accessible communicator about classical music since Leonard Bernstein, Zander moves audiences with his unbridled passion and enthusiasm."

-- Sue Fox, London Sunday Times

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