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Tackling a fill-in role, and sometimes more

Pressure brought out the best in them

From left: past and present BSO assistant conductors Ludovic Morlot, Robert Spano, and Shi-Yeon Sung. From left: past and present BSO assistant conductors Ludovic Morlot, Robert Spano, and Shi-Yeon Sung. (Globe Staff Photo Illustration)
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / August 15, 2010

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In 1990, during Robert Spano’s first season as assistant conductor with the Boston Symphony, the orchestra was playing a concert at Carnegie Hall. Music director Seiji Ozawa had ordered that picture-taking be allowed only during the last minute of the performance, and Spano was charged with enforcing that decree. Vigilant in his task, he noticed one zealous photographer going for ... (Full article: 1386 words)

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