Two Orchestral Maestros Conducting Beautiful Music
Two orchestral maestroes started working together 15 years ago. James Sinclair, widely known in the New Haven area and beyond as the founder and musical director of Orchestra New England, saw something in Perry So. Originally from Hong Kong, So was a sophomore at Yale University when Sinclair took him under his wing and helped him grow his extraordinary talent and now So is conducting all over the world. Their relationship has stayed special over the years because as musicians they have a lot in common. Sinclair says it is a joy to watch his protege’ work. So is not only a brilliant conductor, but he plays the piano, violin, viola, french horn, so when he leads an orchestra he deeply understands those who are playing those instruments.