conductor (orchestral)

conductor (orchestral)

Dress rehearsal: the conductor instructs the second violinist to slow down
Dress rehearsal: the conductor instructs the second violinist to slow down Dress rehearsal: end of the first violin part and entrance of the second violin The conductor sets the tempo of all the instruments playing at the moment Dress rehearsal: the conductor sets the beat of the string section Dress rehearsal: during a break, the conductor explains the players how to interpret certain parts of the piece Concert:  the conductor indicates the end of the singer´s part and the vigorous entrance of the strings Concert: the conductor controls several sections of the orchestra at the same time Concert: gradual decrease in volume of the instruments at the end of the piece The conductor thanks the public and the musicians and receives ovations at the end of the concert
conductor (orchestral):

Who are they and what do they do? The conductor is an artist who conducts musical works played by an orchestra. The performance may be a concert given by an orchestra alone or an opera, ballet, or other musical performance being accompanied by an orchestra.

What are the activities of the job? The conductor studies and practises particular compositions with the orchestra. S/he ensures the artistic direction of the orchestra, S/he draws up plans as to how the music shall be played or the performance managed.

Where is it done and under what conditions? The job is done in theatres (especially opera houses, or ballet theatres) and concert halls, as well as recording studios. Work outside normal working hours must be expected.

What tools/equipment do they use? Musical scores and the conductor's baton.

What do you need to succeed? You need to have university-level education in music, a gift for music, the ability to act quickly, and exercise authority, as well as ability to deal with people.

conductor (orchestral):
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