Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sociological tidbit: Where do conductors get their batons?

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This morning that was the question and wonderful article answer found on the CBC website. To find out, I encourage you to read the whole article.
    Maestros all over the world use a baton, the magic wand that transmits their smallest gesture to the back of a symphony orchestra. But where do they get them? Is there a special Diagon Alley especially for conductors? We posed the question to Bramwell Tovey, conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Never a man of few words, Tovey provides a little history on how he found the perfect baton. The whole article can be read here.

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