A conductor releases his worst TV moments

A conductor releases his worst TV moments


norman lebrecht

April 06, 2015

‘It’s boring and music is dead,’ says Brett Mitchell to camera, ‘but I’d appreciate it if you’d help them pay my salary’.

Brett is assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and outgoing music director of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. He was having fun at the local TV station trying to pull in the punters and asked the producer for a reel of his off-the-cuff quips.

Somehow, it got into the Cleveland newspaper.

Good to see a young conductor with a sense of humour. Go, Brett!
brett mitchell


  • Petros Linardos says:

    Gimmicks attract more media attention than honest hard work.

  • David J Gill says:

    Cleveland brings out the weirdness in people.

    This is a great little piece of accidental PR. It will sell more tickets by simply raising awareness of Saginaw’s orchestra.