The Arts of the Mid-Shore

Mid-Shore Arts: The Mid-Atlantic Symphony’s Julien Benichou on the Right Balance for the Holidays

It turns out, perhaps to no surprise for some, that the most challenging program for an orchestra director to plan every year is the seasonal concert in December. It seems that with this particular event, there is a very clear expectation on the part of the audience to be both connected spiritually to what is played as well as "feel" the magic that only the holiday season brings. This has been the dilemma for the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra's director Julien Benichou every year. And, adding to the complexity of these decisions is the need to balance the holiday concert with another MSO … [Read More...]