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A conductor of an orchestra has the primary responsibility of preparing the musical ensemble for public presentations.
Conductors are leaders of orchestras, choruses, opera and ballet companies, as well as other musical groups. They work with instrumentalists and singers to make sure that pieces of music are interpreted and performed correctly.
Although the portrait an orchestra conductor is of the wild-haired man with the frantic arm movements, the most essential part of the conductor's job is the one you will never seen unless you are either in the orchestra or in one of those really badly placed but exceptionally expensive box seats.
Julian Wachner, the music and arts director at Trinity Church, is a conductor at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Juilliard Opera Theater.
I can't describe how cool it is to make a movement with my arm to speak to the musicians and hear back the sound I wanted...
Esa-Pekka Salonen is the principal conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. His career took off when he stood in at the last minute for a sick conductor when he was just 25. Almost 25 years later, he was recently named conductor of the year.