08 December 2010

Conductors on Twitter, oh my!

I make no secret of the fact that I love Twitter.

I also make no secret of the fact that I love classical music.

Photo from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Well, what happen if the two things combined? Well for one day only they have. Today is Ask a Conductor day on Twitter.

A little background. On Twitter, if you have a question to ask the universe, you use something called a hashtag. Hashtags go on the end of a Tweet and they are indexed by the site, so anyone can search for them. The hastag in this case is #askaconductor. Click on that last link and you'll go to the Twitter search results for instances where that tag's used in a Tweet. The directory's updated in real time.

So if you're a Twitter-er and you have a burning question you want to ask about classical music, just ask it and use the hashtag #askaconductor. Conductors and orchestra people from all over the world will be monitoring Twitter today and answer these questions personally. There are conductors from all the world's major (and minor) orchestras involved so who knows? Maybe Michael Tilson Thomas or Esa-Pekka Salonen will answer your question. Here's the link to the #askaconductor site.


  1. My favorite classical song is "Fur Elise" Love it!

    Thanks you!

  2. This is such a great idea! I think there should be more "Ask a _______" days on Twitter. Let us know who answers your question(s) :-)

  3. Oh my gosh, I don't know what I would ask!! I am a HUGE classical music fan as well - I'm lucky to live within driving/Metro distance of the NSO and the Kennedy Center, so get to hear live performances all the time - PLUS one of the best classical radio stations in the country, WETA 90.9 :)


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