Video: Orchestra Asks Random New Yorkers to Conduct It

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 01:22 PM

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The prank collective Improv Everywhere brought Carnegie Hall's resident Ensemble ACJW into the middle of Greeley Square in Midtown and put a conductors' podium, a baton and a big sign that read "Conduct Us" in front of it.

See what happens when New Yorkers, said to be regular people off the street, take the orchestra up on the offer. It includes some rather unusual approaches to Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro.

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Sanford Rothenberg from Brooklyn

This amusing video shows that people enjoy gesticulating in the Bernstein manner.It would have been a fitting conclusion to have a "real" conductor come up and conduct in "2",moving the baton vertically.Keeping the baton attached to the podium like a bank pen was a clever touch.

Sep. 26 2013 02:12 PM

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