What Does A Conductor Do Anyway?
If you’ve ever been to the symphony, you know who that guy or gal with the baton and tailcoat is, gesticulating wildly before the orchestra. But, do you actually know what a conductor does? As the Boston Symphony Orchestra prepares to dive headlong into a post-James Levine era, Classical New England’s Brian McCreath joins us to explain just how important a conductor is — or isn't — to an orchestra.
Check out Jeremy Eichler's overview of the BSO's conductor search (Boston Globe)
Read Classical New England host James David Jacobs' take on this topic