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Robert Franz shares his tools for active listening. When attending an orchestra concert, there are many sounds happening at once and these four tools help demystify the classical music listening experience.


Mahler, Symphony No. 4 (excerpt)

Brahms, Symphony No. 1 (excerpt)

Stravinsky, Rite of Spring (excerpt)

Strauss, Don Quixote (excerpts)

Rachel Barton Pine performs the third movement of the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius with Maestro Robert Franz and the Boise Philharmonic on September 29, 2012.

Music Director Robert Franz conducts The Windsor Symphony Orchestra performing Carmen.

“In this Mayor’s Minute I sit down with WSO music director Robert Franz. We talk about the exciting arts and culture hub that’s growing in downtown Windsor, why Robert thinks the symphony is like a hockey game, and so much more.”

In this episode of Beyond the Bow, conductor and music educator, Robert Franz, talks to us about the impact of music education and the reason why he loves to get the National Repertory Orchestra involved.

Idaho Public Television Interviews Robert Franz
Joan Cartan-Hansen, host of Idaho Public Television’s state-wide public affairs program, Dialogue, interviews Robert about his nationally recognized efforts in arts education and the future of classical music and the arts in Idaho.   Watch   29 min.

Joan Cartan-Hansen, host of Idaho Public Televisions state-wide public affairs program, Dialogue, interviews Robert. Robert discusses how he became a conductor and what inspires him today.

WLOS TV 13 in , NC interviews Robert Franz during a recent engagement with the Asheville Lyric Opera. Robert discusses the importance of music education.

“Music in the Clouds”, an education concert for grades 3-5, presented by the Boise Philharmonic and conducted by Robert Franz.

YouTubeVisit Robert’s Channel on YouTube.