Definition of under the baton of in US English:

under the baton of


  • (of an orchestra or choir) conducted by.

    ‘under the baton of Sir Edward Downes’
    • ‘The soloist was the young Greek violist Alexandros Koustas, with the recently formed Blenheim Chamber Orchestra under the baton of their founder Daniel Cohen.’
    • ‘The music lost none of its power as the Queensland Orchestra, under the baton of Tom Woods, brought Francois Klaus's choreography to life.’
    • ‘Director Robert Readman has a strong, capable cast among the Rowntree Players, supported by a fine orchestra under the baton of musical director Mike Thompson.’
    • ‘The London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis, plays works by Dvorák and Sibelius on 12 August.’
    • ‘The orchestra will be under the baton of esteemed conductors Philip Edmondson and Richard Nicholls.’