Maestro tips #1: ‘Make ’em think it’s their idea’

The veteran Rochester conductor Christopher Seaman gives away some tricks of the trade in his new book, Inside Conducting. Here’s a sample, trotted out in an Aussie broadcast. We’ll feature some more through the course of the week.


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  • Orpheus was formed in the 1970s by young musicians who wanted some creative control.

    “Many of us believed that joining a traditional orchestra would lead to a creative dead end because you’d be under the thumb of its conductor for the next 30 or 40 years,” Ronnie Bauch, 47, a violinist with Orpheus since 1974, told the magazine.

    Young musicians. No kidding…

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