Conducting the music of life

Del Fonte posted a wonderful tribute to the conductors of life yesterday.

Passionate – they have to love  it. Love the music. Strive for perfection.

Leaders – not as in managers (the Leader of the orchestra does that).  The moment they are on the podium, it is silence, attentive faces and no mucking about.  (Yep, we muck about like kids, wrong music, sucking on sweets, reading books….) A good conductor will hold your attention.

Go to her blog for the rest of the post. It’s a wonderful read.

A while ago, I wrote about the child conductor Jonathan Okensiuk and his wonderful joy in music. Watching this tiny conductor is amazing.

A few days ago, a friend sent this video my way. Take a look!

An array of professional musicians, waiting in front of a stand that says “Conduct Us.”

An opportunity to make music happen just by waving a baton, however incorrectly.


Be sure to watch for the little kids dancing and laughing.

Love it.

Your life is a waiting array of professional musicians. How will you conduct it?

13 thoughts on “Conducting the music of life

  1. catrouble says:

    Hey Ana…Thanks for sharing the video…what a way to start the day…still smiling here! 🙂 I agree with Abby…especially love your last comment.

    Hugs and Blessings…


  2. Leigh Smith (aka Sunny Girl) says:

    Reading this post brought to mind the move August Rush. If you’ve not seen it, do so.

    As for me, if Puccini is on my mind, I’m present in my life. 🙂


  3. Katie says:

    Enjoyed this post Ana! 🙂 I went back and read your other on the little boy conductor. Cutest video ever, and what passion and enthusiasm, as well as talent he showed at such an early age. I thought it was adorable when he kept picking at his nose. Reminds one that he is just a little tyke, but has this gift that is perhaps way over his head. Thanks for sharing.

    I’ve seen that video from NYC, with everyone coming up to conduct. Very fun to watch. You can’t watch that without smiling. That is for sure! Many hugs,

    ❤ Katie


    • Anastasia Vitsky says:

      lol…yes! What gives me a laugh is that he wanted an orchestra for his birthday. So innocent and cute. I hope he is still able to have a happy growing-up despite all the demands his talent will place on him and his family.

      Hugs back.


  4. Roz says:

    Really enjoyed this Ana, thank you for posting. The orchestra and conductors alike all looked like they were having so much fun. The little kids were so cute too 🙂

    Absolutely love your last sentence!



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