Video: Music Directors and The Orchestra

How exactly does a conductor work with an orchestra? We asked several music directors to speak about their philosophy and technique. This footage is drawn from public and behind-the-scenes conversations during the San Francisco Symphony’s 2011-2012 Centennial Season with:

Charles Dutoit, Conductor Laureate, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Alan Gilbert, Music Director, New York Philharmonic

Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director, San Francisco Symphony

Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director, The Cleveland Orchestra