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Part 2: The Evolution of Conducting 1850-Present

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 1:00 PM

As the size of orchestras grew and the complexity of performance forces increased, the need for musical and interpretive leadership became more and more important in the opera house. Over the past 150 years, the role of the conductor has evolved and expanded and has become a permanent fixture of the operatic form. This lecture focuses on important musical and historical milestones in the history of conducting, examining important moments of change and the evolution of conducting practices from 1850 through to the present day.

This course has four sessions. To purchase all sessions of Opera Boot Camp: Introduction to Conductors and Conducting, please click here.

This session will be held in the Opera Learning Center, located on the 6th Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. For questions, please call the LCE Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

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