Great Conductors 101
Yaniv Segal's Inside the Orchestra
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning
What exactly do conductors do? How do they communicate? Why do they use batons? This lecture will focus on teaching the very basics of stick technique and conducting. Together we will then examine videos of several great maestros and see what they have in common with each other and what separates them from mere mortals.
This presentation is part of Yaniv Segal's Inside the Orchestra lecture series.
Yaniv Segal is the assistant conductor to Andrey Boreyko and the Naples Philharmonic and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. A versatile young conductor, composer and violinist who is dedicated to bringing classical music of all types to a broad and mainstream audience, he was spotlighted by Esquire magazine as a rising star who is “redefining classical music.” He also served as assistant conductor for the Krzysztof Penderecki Festival in Warsaw and assisted Bright Sheng on a recording for Naxos Records with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Highlights of Yaniv’s last season include recording Joy and Sorrow, a CD of new Klezmer-inspired music released on Chesky Records and HDtracks in 2015, and the premiere performances of his Rite of Spring (Redux), an arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite for modern orchestra including electric guitar, bass guitar and saxophone.