Leonard Bernstein (pictured in 1945) was conductor and musical director of New York City Symphony. He was known for his flamboyant style. Photo: Alamy

Time and motion: what exactly does an orchestra conductor do? A classical music critic explains

  • A conductor’s tasks include keeping time and controlling the volume and expression of the players
  • Classical music critic Anne Midgette explains the intricacies of the art
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Leonard Bernstein (pictured in 1945) was conductor and musical director of New York City Symphony. He was known for his flamboyant style. Photo: Alamy
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A scene from the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong's 2015 production of Bug Symphony, a musical for children. As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the troupe is planning two new musicals. Photo: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

‘Something new’: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong’s first 20 years, and what’s next – more CDs, musicals and tours

  • Known for its innovative programming, the ensemble founded by Leanne Nicholls is a Hong Kong institution now, after years of hard work making it sustainable
  • With a new chief conductor, and plans for more musicals following the success of its Bug Symphony for children, the ensemble is looking ahead to its next decade
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A scene from the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong's 2015 production of Bug Symphony, a musical for children. As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the troupe is planning two new musicals. Photo: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
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