This video made the rounds at my work today (the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) and I enjoyed it so much I just had to share!
It is impressive just how well he knows the music - he has clearly heard this quite a few times before! - and I would hazard a guess that at least one of his parents is a conductor, he has so many of the perfect mannerisms. But gosh - that JOY is so fantastic! I have heard this piece sooooo many times and watching him 'live' it was like hearing it for the first time!
It also made me wonder... how many conductors have to deal with a REALLY itchy nose during their performance? Respect! :)