This event ended on: Jun 9, 2021

Musically Speaking

Orchestral Conductors

Music Classical music Talks

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  • NAC Orchestra
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  Jun 9, 2021 - 6 PM EDT

Join Naomi Woo as she chats with fellow conductors Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and Gemma New about how they use an adaptive mindset in their work.

In much the same way we can hear the familiar voice of a friend when we read a message from them, conductors use their “imaginative ear” when they begin to explore a piece of music they will conduct. Each will interpret the music in their own way, however. How loud is loud? How slow is slow? Canadian conductor-composer Naomi Woo explores this adaptive mindset with Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, a conductor passionate about introducing orchestral music to those outside its traditional audience, and New Zealand-born conductor-composer Gemma New, who first took the podium as a teenager in Christchurch, New Zealand.


  • Featuring Naomi Woo
  • Featuring Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser
  • Featuring Gemma New

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