Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Improv Everywhere “Conduct Us - An Orchestra in the Middle of New York”

Those madcap miscreants at Improv Everywhere were up to their old tricks again yesterday, as a Carnegie Hall orchestra (more like a chamber orchestra from what can be seen) was set up in the middle of New York City, with an empty podium place in front of the musicians with a sign that read, “Conduct Us.” Those who accepted the challenge were given the opportunity to conduct this world-class (chamber?) orchestra. The orchestra responded to the conductors, altering their tempo and performance accordingly.

Why don't these things ever happen to me?

1 comment:

Ron Rolling said...

I'm so jealous as well. And perhaps knowing what they had prepared, those with some training in conducting would really have had a blast. What an experience, nonetheless.