If It Sounds Good, It is Good!
John Morris Russell
An unusual profession, such as conducting, prompts folks you meet to ask you A LOT of questions—which I am always happy to answer. I figure the more people know about what I do, the more they will get out of the orchestral experience and the extraordinary things our musicians create on stage. Early in my career it was often: “You actually DO this...for a LIVING?” or “Your arms must get REALLY tired!” Nowadays, the most frequent question I get is: “Did you ever see that Seinfeld episode...you know, ‘The Maestro’!?”
Q+A with Jesús López-Cobos
Fanfare Cincinnati: After serving as Music Director for 15 years, what is it like returning to the CSO, now as Music Director Emeritus?
Jesús López-Cobos: It is for me a very special occasion to come back to Cincinnati where I spent 15 wonderful years musically speaking. And this time I can celebrate the 30th Anniversary since I started as Music Director in 1986.