"What Does a Conductor Do? : A critic decides to find out—by stepping up to the podium himself," via NYMag. Interesting article reveals some of the mystery behind the man with the baton.
Also, the New York Philharmonic holds several Open Rehearsals each month. "An Open Rehearsal is a fascinating opportunity to watch the New York Philharmonic at work, and see how a piece of music is shaped and polished by the conductor and the musicians." - NYPhil. $18, 9:45AM.