Education and Family

The Global Child

Dr. David Kenneth Waldman

The Global Child – Classical Music: A gateway to Educational Development

Why classical Music? What can children and youth learn from playing in
an orchestra? How can you teach children playing in an orchestra
positive values? In a society that is filled with violence, lack of
attention span, and bombarded with multiple text messages and media
messages our first show of 2013 promises to be entertaining and
provide a positive message for all those who care about children and

Join us for my discussion with Maestro Carlo Ponti.and discover why
playing in an orchestra our youth can learn leadership skills, focus,
and how to work collaboratively as part of a community. Maestro Carlo
Ponti guest conducts internationally and has served as associate
conductor of the Russian National Orchestra from 2000 to 2010 and was
music director of the San Bernardino Symphony from 2001 to 2012.

Awards include Italy’s Premio Galileo Award in 2006 for exceptional
musical achievement and the Lupa di Roma Prize bestowed upon him and
his family in 2011 by the Roman City Council on the heels of an
orchestral performance honoring film producer Carlo Ponti Sr’s work.
Maestro Ponti’s work has been profiled on NPR, NBC, ABC, CBS Insider,
Fox News, and his performances have been featured on American Public
Media’s Performance Today and America’s Music Festivals radio

Listen as Maestro Ponti shares his thoughts about the teachings of the
orchestra and working with young musicians. For footage to some of
Maestro Ponti’s performances click on this link.
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