I'm not confusing Maestro Yaniv Dinur with a celebrity chef, but as Music Director of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, he also provides a smorgasbord of cultural soul food for the community.

Yaniv is in his third season as Music Director of the New Bedford Symphony, and also is the Resident Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

When I welcomed Yaniv to The Phil Paleologos Morning Show, I congratulated him for winning the 2019 Sir George Solti Conducting Award from the foremost organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to helping young conductors to help develop their talent and careers.

We also talked about some of the highlights of the upcoming Mozart & Mahler concerts on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. Yaniv is going to play and conduct from the keyboard one of Mozart's only two piano concertos written in the minor key.

It's become a tradition on opening night that the NBSO launch the new season with a Mahler symphony. This year's will showcase the lyrical and delicate Fourth, featuring rising soprano Liv Redpath.

In all, the NBSO will perform eight concerts this season that range from classical to Peter and the Wolf to all John Williams. Please check out their exciting schedule at nbsymphony.org. As for Yaniv Dinur, he'll conduct more than 50 concerts nationally this year.

They say don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong. I'm certain you won't go wrong by attending the concert. Yaniv Dinur is applauded for his unique ability to be in harmony with diverse audiences, from season subscribers to first-time concertgoers. Hopefully, we'll see you at the symphony.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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