Ask Conductors Your Burning Questions this Wednesday at #askaconductor

Ever have a question for a conductor to which you were dying to know the answer?

What would you ask a conductor if given the chance? How he/she chooses the musicians or the music? What he eats? Does he dream in music?

This Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, you will have the opportunity to ask your important questions. Conductors from around the world will log in to their Twitter accounts to share their stories, passions and other fun tidbits, one Tweet at a time, all day.

To participate, log in to your Twitter account (don’t have one? Sign up here: Twitter) and follow the hash tag #askaconductor.

Next, check out the participant list to find out which conductor will be available at what time.

Finally, pick a question, keep it under 140 characters, and ask the conductor of your choosing.

This engaging event is that simple.

So, what do you think you would like to ask, and which conductor(s) would you like to speak to?

Note: follow me on Twitter! JMLaceyWriter

Upcoming Performances:
Dec. 8-11, 2010

Cowell: Synchrony
Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 5
with Gil Shaham
John Adams: Harmonielehre
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 9-11, 2010
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Mozart: Symphony no. 36, Linz
Elgar: Violin Concerto
with Nikolaj Znaider
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
New York Philharmonic

Dec. 9-11, 2010
All Tchaikovsky:
Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 3 (Dec. 10 only)
Piano Concerto no. 2
with Stephen Hough
Suite no. 4, Mozartiana
Conductor: Xian Zhang
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 10-12, 2010
Sibelius: Suite no. 1 from The Tempest
Ranjbaran: Piano Concerto
with Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Sibelius: Symphony no. 5
Conductor: Robert Spano
The Philadelphia Orchestra

Dec. 10-12, 2010
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
with Hilary Hahn
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Conductor: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Los Angeles Philharmonic

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One Response to Ask Conductors Your Burning Questions this Wednesday at #askaconductor

  1. We attended the rehearsel and performance of The Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Choir. The soprano was Keira Duffy. We want to mention her name since she was (according to us: my partner and I) a jewel in this performance. During the rehearsel she was even asked by the conductor to demonstrate (singing the mezzo’s part) how the conductor wanted her colleague that specific part interpreted. Extraordinary!!!

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