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The Conductors ~ SAT, DEC 11, 2021, 7PM

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The Conductors. Presented by Maestro Thomas Shoebotham, Saturday, December 11, 2021, 7PM, in person and via simultaneous live video stream with interactive Q&A. Tickets: $35 (FOR ONLINE, ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY. PHONE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR LIMITED IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT $35 EACH -- 408-864-4060, M-F, 10AM-4PM)

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The role of the conductor is often a mystery to many members of the audience for symphony concerts and opera performances. Some of the most famous conductors have been masters of both the opera pit and concert platform, building dual careers in the two fields. This talk will examine what different conductors of the past have done, both in rehearsal and performance, using lecture, audio, and video. The wide differences in personal styles from conductor to conductor will be on full display, making for an enjoyable evening of music and learning.  Presented by Maestro Thomas Shoebotham, Saturday, December 11, 2021, 7PM, in person and via simultaneous live video stream with interactive Q&A. Tickets: $35 (FOR ONLINE, ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY. PHONE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR LIMITED IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT $35 EACH -- 408-864-4060, M-F, 10AM-4PM)

Thomas Shoebotham has taught and performed on the cello in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Mr. Shoebotham plays a 2004 Anthony Lane cello, which won a silver medal for tone at the Violin Society of America competition in Portland. Also a noted conductor, he has directed performances for a number of groups, including Opera San Jose, Berkeley Opera, Peninsula Symphony, West Bay Opera, Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Albuquerque Philharmonic, and Palo Alto Philharmonic.