Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ask A Conductor Day

Maestros are fascinating, mysterious and a force to be reckoned with. These master musicians stand above his orchestra and help everyone keep a steady beat. They set the tempo, the mood and are there to cue orchestra sections of when to start playing. To be a maestro, you have to have an amazing ear and incredible artistic expression.

And yet, so little is known about these enigmatic conductors and their world.

Well, that curtain is about to be lifted.

Join us on December 8 for Ask A Conductor Day on Twitter:

On December 8, 2010, conductors around the world will come together to engage fans, first-timers and complete strangers. It is an opportunity for orchestras and conductors to share their love and passion, 140 characters at a time.

The concept is simple: conductors make some time available to answer questions on December 8; Twitter followers ask their burning questions, and the conductors answer.

The brilliant project is organized by Lacey Huszcza, Director of Operations and Promotions at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Marc Van Bree, consultant and blogger at Dutch Perspective. Inspired by the Ask A Curator Twitter event, Ask A Conductor day is the perfect way for audiences to connect with maestros and their orchestras and learn how music truly comes together.

Photo credit: Christoph Müller-Girod

VO's Music Director and Maestro Jonathan Darlington will be available for all your questions December 8 between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Just tweet him a question at @j_darlington and he'll respond. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #askaconductor.

For a list of other participating conductors, click here.

Join VO on December 8 for this fun event! Put on some opera or classical music to set the mood and get tweeting!

~ Ling Chan

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