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The Relativity of Conducting

So there you are, in charge of one of the most treasured orchestras in the country. Looked up to. Respected. And there in the front row, one of your musicians is your mother. You know, the person who took care of you for years---now you're her boss. That?s the situation Alan Gilbert faced when he took over as musical director of the New York Philharmonic. In this brief excerpt from this weeks Art Works podcast, Gilbert discusses the unusual situation of conducting his mother.

Listen to the full podcast where Alan Gilbert discusses his first year as music director of the New York Philharmonic and the role of the conductor in shaping the orchestra.

Stay tuned for next week?s Art Works podcast on NEA National Heritage Fellows, the Birmingham Sunlights.

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