focused group

A few weeks ago I visited Carnegie Hall to hear a concert by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a group known for maintaining the highest level of musical artistry while also performing without a conductor. Instead of one director, different members lead each piece, coordinating the rehearsals and giving cues during the performance.

This unique approach has earned them invitations to speak to business leaders around the country, who are interested in how this very diverse, very opinionated group of musicians manages to find harmony, literally and figuratively, through such a process. Harvard and Stanford have studied the group and they’ve conducted seminars at Morgan Stanley, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, and …