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Morning Coffee & Maestros LIVE!

Oct 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Key Chorale presents….Morning Coffee & Maestros LIVE!

Join Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins and Jamal Sarikoki, Associate Conductor, for in-depth conversations as they discuss important topics about music, the arts, culture and our world. Viewers will be able to ask questions in real time that will be answered throughout the live chat.

They will take on some challenging topics like race and the arts, planning and delivering a season during a pandemic, the 10 absolute must listen to major works to enjoy during self-isolation, what conductors do when they have this much time on their hands, and much more!

Worlds Apart

Maestros Joseph and Jamal invite jet-setting Maestro Marc Taddei to the conversation. Marc is the Music Director of New Zealand’s Orchestra Wellington and California’s Vallejo Symphony Orchestra. When it comes to battling the pandemic, concerts are in full swing with full houses in New Zealand while most of America’s performing arts are dark; New Zealand and the United States are Worlds Apart. But while we may be 8,000 miles apart, Marc has a close connection with Sarasota as his parents have been residents for many years. See what happens when you add yet another Maestro to the mix. It could be dangerous, but certainly entertaining!

photo credit –
Becky Nunes

Introducing Conductor Marc Taddei

Celebrated for his “magnificent contribution as Music Director” by The Press, and lauded as “a real interpreter of boldly romantic inclinations” by the Dominion Post, conductor Marc Taddei was appointed Music Director of Orchestra Wellington in 2007 and Music Director of the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra in 2016.  He previously served as Music Director of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in New Zealand.

Marc frequently conducts every professional orchestra in Australia and New Zealand, often working with the national ballet and opera companies. He made his mainland China debut in 2014, and debuted with the Hong Kong Philharmonic shortly afterwards. 

His impressive discography includes nearly 30 recordings of eclectic and significant repertoire on the Sony, BMG, Koch, Columbia, Trust, ASV, Universal, Rattle, Concordance and Kiwi Pacific labels, and many of his discs are featured in streaming audio on the Naxos music library web site. 

He now divides his time between Wānaka, Wellington,  and San Francisco, when not on the road to other destinations in the US, Australia and Asia.

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10 AM, EST

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*If you aren’t able to join us live at 10 AM, the video will be available to watch on our YouTube channel at any time after the conversation ends.


October 2
10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Key Chorale
(941) 921-4845
Sarasota, FL United States