Upbeat with Alasdair: What Does a Conductor Do, Anyway?

Wed, Jan 5th, 6:30pm


January 2022

The Community Library

415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

The Community Library

People have been using batons to “conduct” since the end of the 7th century, and the practice has become increasingly prevalent since. But why? As modern instruments developed, resulting in larger ensembles, helping musicians play together became more difficult. Conductors do that, but much more. They also shape phrases and interpret the composer’s intent. Find out how it all works, when Music Director Alasdair Neale hosts the next installment of his popular Upbeat with Alasdair speaking series, in-person at the Community Library and livestreamed on the Festival websiteYouTube channel, and on the Community Library’s Vimeo page.

How to attend in person:

Reservations to attend in person begin Friday, December 17, at 9:00 AM (MT) on the Festival website (svmusicfestival.org), or contact the Festival office at [email protected] or 208.622.5607.

The Sun Valley Music Festival and Community Library are committed to bringing programming to the community safely. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required by the Library to attend this event (a physical vaccination card or a photo of your vaccine card are both acceptable). A recent negative test cannot be accepted as a substitute. Masks are required at all times inside the Library.

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