Maestro Who Conducts Symphony With Back Facing Audience Labelled Radical Traditionalist

August 18, 2013 by  
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After conducting his first symphony since being named Maestro of the New Mexico Philharmonic, Chinese-born Li Wei Chen has been under heavy scrutiny from longtime patrons for conducting Beethoven’s famous 9th Symphony while facing the orchestra. Season subscriber Lance Humphrey told EOTT that he was offended that Chen did not conduct facing the audience like their old maestro. “Look,... Read More