In order to make music, a conductor needs an orchestra. Moreover, those who want to intermediate the dialogue between musicians and music also need to practice. However, the opportunities for this practice are rare for beginner. Concerned about it, the Minas Gerais Philharmonic devised the Conducting Laboratory, a pioneering initiative in Brazil.
Four young conductors have the opportunity to lead our orchestra for a week, closely watched by maestro Fabio Mechetti.
Their routine is divided between rehearsals and technical classes in which the conductors evaluate their performance on the podium. In the end, the results of this process are shared with the public in an open concert, when the young conductors take turns in conducting the Orchestra.