Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: A conductor's devotion

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Conductor Herbert Blomstedt CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Conductor Herbert Blomstedt is a Seventh Day Adventist, so he can't work from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday... when so many concerts are performed. Yet Blomstedt says conducting concerts is not a problem; rehearsals ARE work, but a concert is an expression of his devotion. On Tuesday's Performance Today, Herbert Blomstedt conducts the LA Phil in a concert performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 9.