Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
NYC Street Orchestra Invites Random Passersby to ‘Conduct Us’
Above: Random New Yorkers conduct an orchestra on the city streets.
If “conduct an orchestra” is on your bucket list, then good news: you might just get your chance.
Earlier this fall, an orchestra set up shop on the streets of New York City. A music stand on the conductor’s podium held a sign reading, “Conduct Us.”
And so they did.
People of all ages, shapes and sizes stepped up to the podium for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of leading a group of professionally trained musicians in the overture to Mozart’s comic operaÂ The Marriage of Figaro. The project was one of several hundred such “missions” of the self-described “New York City-based prank collective”Â ImprovEverywhere.
Notable moments in the video above include the grand finale at 1:15, the sole standing violist at 1:20 and the performance by one of New York’s Finest at 2:34.
So, central Ohio, if you happened on a street orchestra of your own, would you conduct it?