Video: Music Directors Discuss Challenges and Opportunities

With so many changes afoot in the American orchestral world, what do music directors see as particular challenges and opportunities? This footage is drawn from public and behind-the-scenes conversations during the San Francisco Symphony’s 2011-2012 Centennial Season with:

Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Charles Dutoit, Conductor Laureate, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Alan Gilbert, Music Director, New York Philharmonic

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director, San Francisco Symphony

Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director, The Cleveland Orchestra