100 Musicians Led by One
At the NSO Xploring Xtremes concert,
conductor Emil de Cou led 100 members
of the National Symphony Orchestra
(NSO) in playing music.
Conductors develop their own ways
to communicate with musicians. Some
use a slender white stick called a
baton (pronounced buh-TAHN)
as they conduct; others do not. Some
make dramatic gestures while others
hardly seem to move. Generally, conductors
use the right hand to tell the orchestra
the tempo to play, and use their left
hand to indicate dynamics.
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