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What a conductor actually does on stage

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You are at an concert observing the orchestra and suddenly it occurs to you, what is the conductor doing as he or she moves up on the stage? What is the role of the conductor? Vox investigates.

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Still have some lingering questions or thoughts? Read or listen to this from NPR and think some more! Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?This link: The fifty greatest conductors of all time will give you more insight into exactly what a conductor means to an orchestra!What Does A Conductor Do? is another great resource!Finally, Demystifying Conducting: The Connection Between Gesture and Music will certainly answer anymore questions you might have!Ever wonder, How do orchestras play in sync? Watch this!

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