We put a Carnegie Hall orchestra in the middle of New York City and placed an empty podium in front of the musicians with a sign that read, "Conduct Us." Random New Yorkers who accepted the challenge were given the opportunity to conduct this world-class orchestra. The orchestra responded to the conductors, altering their tempo and performance accordingly.
Producers: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys Editor: Denis Cardineau Director of Photography: Ilya Smelansky Camera: Myo Campbell, Denis Cardineau, Ilya Smelansky, Chloe Smolkin, Spencer Thielmann Production Sound: Harris Karlin Photography: Ari Scott Production Assistants: Juan Cocuy, Kelley Dunlap, Peter Kelly, Michael Tannenbaum Producers for Carnegie Hall: Nate Bachhuber, Jonathan Bradley, Adrienne Stortz Musicians: Ensemble ACJW, see video for full credits Special Thanks: Ethan Lercher & Rossini Yen, 34th St. Partnership Music: Overture from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
This is one of over 100 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past ten years in New York City. Others include Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit our website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.