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Archive for May 13, 2014

Hear Sir Andrew with New York Philharmonic

Davis

The torso rising from the pit – sounds like several opera characters, right? Though it could just as easily be the conductor. From a podium tucked below the stage, the opera maestro must drive the orchestra as well as the chorus and singers, while those performers contort themselves into every position not conducive to singing (combat, dying, crouching, kissing etc.). For all of the skill required of the opera conductor – some combination of musician, expert at non-verbal communication, and traffic cop