WRR 101 Focus on the Arts: The excitement and challenges of conducting a film score live

“It’s a lot harder than it looks,” says Lawrence Loh, who will conduct the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in their season opener, Amadeus in Concert. “The musicians will have to play in a way (that) they can’t let go, and I can’t let go. I have to keep the music going at the exact tempo and pace as the original, and I think that’s exciting and also difficult.” In this feature, Loh joins WRR’s Amy Bishop to talk about the challenges of leading an orchestra in a live soundtrack, plus gives a sneak peek at what’s planned for the holiday season.