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    ARIA Popular Classical Music

All About Conductors and Conducting

They’re the most visible part of any orchestral performance.  They’re also the best known person on stage, and almost certainly, the highest-paid, too!

But who are they?  What do they do?  Are they even necessary?  We’ll consider some of these points in this section of our web-site.


The Evolving Role of Conductors and Conducting – a four part series

  1. The Evolution of Conducting
  2. The Rise of Conductors as Super-Stars
  3. Are Conductors Today as Good as They Used to Be
  4. Excellence is No Longer the Only Factor in Conductors’ Success