Though art can express a “broader spectrum of emotions,” Yannick Nézet-Séguin believes that the essence of live music is joy. Perhaps that’s why the conductor exudes so much vigor and The Financial Times described him as “the biggest generator of energy on the international podium.” Nézet-Séguin explains the source of live music’s inherent joyfulness and makes the case for why music should be “experienced together as a community event.”
Questions of Practice: Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Joy Inherent in Live Music
Yannick Nézet-Séguin explains what makes live music distinct among art forms. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, March 7, 2019.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Orchestra Métropolitain in Montreal. He also conducts master classes at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the Juilliard School of New York, and other institutions.