Wall Street Journal: "Following His Lead: Young Conductors Learn from Masur"

The Wall Street Journal has published an article about Kurt Masur's first annual conducting seminar at the Manhattan School of Music, at which Brett Mitchell was one of five young conductors selected to study with the Maestro. Mr. After the culminating concert (on which Mr. Mitchell shared the second half with the Maestro, leading Brahms's "Variations on a Theme by Haydn"), the Journal observed, "Classical music may be embattled today, but amid the flurry of embraces, cheering and floral tributes in this Upper West Side auditorium, I recall Mr. Mitchell's comment that 'this experience has taught us a clearer understanding of just why we...make the sacrifices we make to dedicate ourselves to music.' And for one precious moment one wants to believe that there really is a bright future for these young hopefuls." To read the complete article, please click here.