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The leaders of America’s top orchestras talk about the many opportunities – and challenges – facing orchestras in the 21st century. These video compilations are taken from live and behind-the-scenes interviews. The American Orchestra Forum is a major initiative of the San Francisco Symphony’s 2011-2012 centennial season.

American Orchestra Forum: Music Directors Speak Out San Francisco Symphony

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The leaders of America’s top orchestras talk about the many opportunities – and challenges – facing orchestras in the 21st century. These video compilations are taken from live and behind-the-scenes interviews. The American Orchestra Forum is a major initiative of the San Francisco Symphony’s 2011-2012 centennial season.

    • video
    Music Directors and the Orchestra

    Music Directors and the Orchestra

    What does it take for a conductor and orchestra to create musical magic together? Michael Tilson Thomas, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit and other leaders of American orchestras share their opinions and insights.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Music Directors Discuss Challenges and Opportunities

    Music Directors Discuss Challenges and Opportunities

    What are the challenges and opportunities facing American orchestras? Where does the tradition and power of live orchestral music fit into 21st-century life? America’s leading conductors – Michael Tilson Thomas, Gustavo Dudamel, Alan and others – share their insights and inspirations.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Michael Tilson Thomas on Creativity

    Michael Tilson Thomas on Creativity

    One of America’s most forward-looking conductors shares his candid thoughts on the creative process, the power of music, and the amazing collaborations that create live classical music experiences for today.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Michael Tilson Thomas on Audiences

    Michael Tilson Thomas on Audiences

    Michael Tilson Thomas shares stories on how he has explored new possibilities for orchestras and audiences at the New World Symphony in Miami, and expanded on those concepts in San Francisco and beyond.

    • 2 min
    • video
    Gustavo Dudamel on Community

    Gustavo Dudamel on Community

    Gustavo Dudamel has traveled far, from his childhood introduction to music in Venezuela’s El Sistema program to becoming music director of the LA Philharmonic. Dudamel shares stories and insights into the power of music to generate personal and social change.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Alan on Community

    Alan on Community

    Alan , the first native New Yorker to lead the New York Philharmonic, shares his thoughts on his orchestra’s special relationship with New York and its citizens.

    • 4 min

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