It’s time for another Improv Everywhere public sketch. This time, in “Conduct Us,” the group set up a orchestra pit in a public space, complete with Carnegie Hall orchestra. Then they let normal people conduct them.
From the site:
For our latest mission, we put a Carnegie Hall orchestra in the middle of New York City and placed an empty podium in front of the musicians with a sign that read, “Conduct Us.” Random New Yorkers who accepted the challenge were given the opportunity to conduct this world-class orchestra. The orchestra responded to the conductors, altering their tempo and performance accordingly. This project was a collaboration with Carnegie Hall and Ensemble ACJW.
Conducting an orchestra is something very few people every get the opportunity to do, especially if you have no qualifications whatsoever. I pitched the idea of giving everyday New Yorkers the chance to be a conductor to Carnegie Hall, and they got on board and helped me make it happen. In the tradition of our Say Something Nice project, I wanted to the real stars of the project to be the random people who encountered our sign and decided to say yes to the opportunity.
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