Bing Meets Bowie for Christmas. Discuss.

Artistic Director and Conductor for the Cape Symphony Jung-Ho Pak has worked with world class artists like Yo-Yo Ma and James Taylor, and has conducted orchestras around the world.

He thinks that every person deserves a chance at experiencing beauty and joy. He thinks that a symphony can be as loved as a pennant winning baseball team, as customer oriented as a first class hotel, as fun as a giant amusement park, and as entrepreneurial as a high tech, start-up company. And he thinks that audiences want one thing: to experience something unforgettable.

Have you ever wondered what a Maestro listens to to prepare for upcoming performances? Jung-Ho Pak has shared one of his picks for his upcoming performances!

Maestro Pick: The Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)

Perhaps one of the oddest duets was the pairing of Bing Crosby and David Bowie for the crooner’s 1977 Christmas special. While this is a transparent effort by both to broaden their relevance to different generations, it strangely works and has become an unexpected seasonal favorite. The multiple arrangers and writers (including Bowie) deserve real praise for the countertheme to this traditional favorite. It works beautifully.

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