Barbara Rucha brings together everything you want in a conductor: she knows the score, she communicates the score, she digs into and asks questions of the score. But in the end, she finds a music beyond the score. She commits both to her players and to her vision of the piece. She commits to the process and to the experience of the music. And what you hear in the end is not the score, or all of the rehearsal and work, but the music. You hear the piece alive before you.