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Watch Raul's TED talk LIVE this Thursday


From Raul's latest e-mail newsletter:

Dear friends,

I am super excited to announce that I'll be traveling to Costa Rica tomorrow to be one of the featured speakers atTEDxPuraVida 2014, where I will be giving a TED talk (in Spanish) entitled "El Concierto Inolvidable."

I will be speaking about collaboration as the driving force to reach new levels of excellence. Collaboration is present in all of the different artistic activities that occupy my time, and also happens to be the driving force behind COMPLEAT STAGE and an integral part of my work with YOA Orchestra of the Americas.

Please tune in this Thursday, February 27at http://tedxpuravida.org/ to watch live. I will be speaking sometime after 12:30pm EST (11:30am CST/Costa Rica). I am honored to be in the great company of many excellent speakers, so I encourage you to take the time to watch other talks during the day as well. Some of my favorite speakers will be Jody Steiger (also from the YOA family, a member of theBoard of Directors) and Walter Flores (5-time Grammy Award winner, and a leading figure in the Costa Rican music scene.)

Also, at the end of the day, I will be sitting in with Costa Rican musicians Walter Flores, Federico Miranda, Carlos TapaoVargas and others in a jam session.

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Also, while I have you here, I'll give you a quick run-down of what I'm up to in the following weeks:

March 5-10: I'll be in Allentown, PA collaborating withAllentown Symphony and Diane Wittry as aConducting Fellow.

March 20: Sitting in on violin with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Shostakovich "Leningrad" Symphony.

March 23: I'll be fulfilling my life-long dream of playing the Fiddler in a production of Fiddler on the Roof in Baton Rouge, LA.

March 26: Third installment of COMPLEAT STAGE's Root Series at Church Alley Coffee Bar in New Orleans.

March 30: Conducting a performance ofSchoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with an all-star ensemble of LSU School of Music Faculty.

April/May: Conducting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in some of their free, outdoor park concerts.

April 11-12: Playing viola for a production of Dido and Aeneas by H. Purcell in New Orleans.

April 26: Fourth installment of COMPLEAT STAGE's Root Series at Church Alley Coffee Bar in New Orleans.

May 15: Sitting in on violin with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Mahler "Tragic" Symphony.

June 9-14: I'll be teaching and conducting at thePremier Orchestral Institute by the Mississippi Symphony in Jackson, MS.

June 26-July 30: Traveling with YOA Orchestra of the Americas through Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica.

If there's anybody still reading this e-mail all the way to the end, please accept a big virtual hug.

Thank you so much. Remember to tune in for my TED talk, and I hope to see you around soon!!

Best always,

Raúl

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