Wachs conducts Monterey Symphony Youth Concerts

Daniel Alfred Wachs, pictured here conducting Chapman's annual Sholund Concert, made a debut appearance in Disney Hall as a concert pianist.
Daniel Wachs

Daniel Alfred Wachs, assistant professor, Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, co-wrote and conducted a special musical program for young listeners at the Monterey Symphony’s 37
Annual Youth Concerts, held March 10 and 11.

The program, titled “The Case of the Missing Pipe(s?),” included dancers, a narrator and even an actor playing Sherlock Holmes, who helped unlock the mysteries of an orchestra by taking the children back to the time of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

A unique element of the program was the use of a historic Wurlitzer organ at the Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture in Salinas, where the concerts were held. To read a news feature about the event, visit the

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