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Classical Notes: December 29, 2011 Archive

Learning to Be the Conductor

Posted at 12:24 PM on December 29, 2011 by William Johnston

Justin Davidson — New York Magazine classical music and architecture critic — gets the opportunity to see what a conductor actually does by doing it himself.

In this article, Justin Davidson recounts his experience working with a Juilliard student orchestra under the tutelage of Alan Gilbert, the music director of the New York Philharmonic.