Temirkanov conducts Schubert

Hey everyone, don’t forget – PSU students have free access to thousands of great videos on Medici TV. Historical performances, live concerts, masterclasses, documentaries, etc.

This is just a preview (below) – you can find the entire concert at Medici TV. Click here for PSU Library music databases.

HARUKI MURAKAMI: The moment I became a novelist


June is a great time for thinking and re-thinking, and for allowing life to proceed along its unexpected course. Once the spring term is over, my students often come to me with questions about the future. Everyone wants to know whether they are going in the right direction, and whether it is possible for them to succeed in their chosen path and in their career. Should one focus on developing a specific musical talent, choose a more practical vocation, or broaden one’s horizons? These are difficult questions. Whether or not someone wants to be a successful conductor or violinist or music educator, other things can often determine the direction of their journey. Sometimes, an unexpected experience can trigger a sudden philosophical change or allow a person to reconsider their preconceptions. I believe this has been called a “crystalizing moment.”

Recommended reading:

Haruki Murakami: The Moment I Became a Novelist

Concert Tuesday!

Please join us for our final event of the 2015-16 Season. The PSU Orchestra presents music of Shostakovich and Dvorak. The program also features performances by the PSU Wind Symphony and Concert Band.


Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University

7:30pm, Tuesday, May 31

Admission Free