Episode 24 - 80th Birthday
We’re each a product of our times and experiences. In this episode Philip retraces some historic moments to uncover insights across 80 years of choral direction, church music and artistic leadership. Click the red circle to start listening.
We discuss mentors, seminal musical experiences and his favorite church organs around the world. We uncover that dress rehearsal with Gary Karr at the New York Philharmonic in June 1968 with Philip holding the score to Gunther Schuller’s Concerto for Doublebass and Chamber Orchestra, sitting between Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland. We focus on how to manage the shift from “micro” performance challenges to “macro” leadership opportunities. We get Philip’s perspective on the word “retirement”—to wit, “I’m not going to.” And we talk about why his favorite word is “curiosity.”