What can conductors wear for hot weather performances?
Date: May 28, 2014
For many years I've worn the traditional tuxedo for performances no matter what season it is. My only venture into summer conducting wear was to buy a white tux jacket. It wasn't any more comfortable than my black one. And when I perspired the color of my suspenders bled into the back of the white tux jacket. This was during a choral concert in Thessaloniki, Greece, when the temperature was 100 F.
Here's my question: Are there tasteful alternatives to traditional tux or tails for conductors who have to perform during the hot weather months?
Bowdoin College Department of Music
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