ANYBODY Can Conduct A World-Class Orchestra? In New York City, Yes!

Sep 25, 2013

Improv Everything had a variety of people stepping up to this podium and conducting the orchestra with their own style.
Credit Improv Everything

A New York City-based group called Improv Everywhere placed a world-class orchestra in the middle of the city and gave the public a chance to conduct them.

The concept was called "Conduct Us" and relied on those brave enough to accept the challenge. A Carnegie Hall orchestra was set up among pedestrians with an empty podium in front of them. The podium read "Conduct Us" in big gold letters.

"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." -Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere

Watch what happened: