#askaconductor was the first Ask the Musicians Twitter event. On December 8, 2010, more than 60 conductors from around the world came together to engage with fans, first-timers and complete strangers. The concept was simple: conductors made some time available to answer questions; Twitter followers asked their burning questions, and the conductors answered the questions. All in one day.
Participating conductors included luminaries such as former New York Philharmonic music director Lorin Maazel, Vancouver Opera and Duisburg Philharmonic music director Jonathan Darlington, San Francisco Symphony resident conductor Donato Cabrera, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra principal conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.
The more than 30-hour marathon event kicked off at 8:30 am Australian Eastern Standard Time with conductor Warwick Potter answering questions for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane and it more or less ended shortly after midnight Eastern Standard Time in the United States.