Dinner with Musical Interludes
The Dinner Presentation comprises three 30-minute musical interludes to follow each course - classical, jazz and interactive.
The starter course is followed by an introduction to music by the conductor and jazz musician Dominic Alldis. He explains how the world of music provides an excellent metaphor for business leadership, teamwork and creativity, and how great orchestral performances are achieved through collaboration, listening and preparation, as well as the pivotal role of the conductor.
The main course is followed by an introduction to the world of jazz by listening to a live jazz performance. The participants observe the role of improvisation, risk-taking, protocols and creativity, as the players embrace an environment that engenders a rich flow of creative ideas. They also learn how jazz musicians take responsibility for their own career by seeking new playing opportunities through entrepreneurship.
The dessert course can be followed by an interactive musical activity, as well as a Q&A to conclude the evening.
Dentsply Sirona is an American dental equipment maker that markets its products in over 120 countries. For their first Global Lab Experts Meeting in Frankfurt, they invited Dominic Alldis to give a Dinner Presentation about how individual musicians play together within and orchestra, and how jazz musicians harness the energy of improvisation to create new musical forms. He was joined by two leading jazz musicians from Cologne’s vibrant jazz scene.
"Thank you so much for creating a fantastic prelude for our Global Lab Experts Meeting. The performance was spectacular, and thus all attendees were extremely motivated and inspired. We could not have imagined a more beautiful start of our event. With the exceptional mix of classical and jazz parts, he together with his co-musicians set the right spirit for the meeting. He got involved with our meeting, and related needs, so basing on our input he created a tailored setting for our experts. The event was unique, outstanding, and inspirational…"
Dr. Ricarda Jansen Configure Director of Clinical Affairs Dentsply Sirona
Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is one of the world's largest luxury conglomerates comprising brands such as Givenchy, Veuve Clicquot, Tag Heuer and DFS. Dominic Alldis began speaking to LVMH audiences in 2000 in a series of Dinner Presentations. Each course was interspersed with a different musical theme: leadership and conducting orchestra, teamwork and playing jazz, as well as an interactive activity and Q&A.
“By using the conductor of an orchestra as a metaphor for leadership of an organisation, Dominic Alldis delivers a brilliant elaboration on the notion of "organised chaos", an oxymoron shared by both the business and the musical world. Indeed, these two fields need the right balance of rationality and imagination. In addition, Dominic provides a superb illustration of this concept by reconciling structure and creativity in the elegant pieces of jazz music he performs during his presentation…”
Concetta Lanciaux, Adviser to the Chairman, Executive Vice President Synergies, LVMH
Crowe is one of the world's leading global professional services organizations with 140 independent member and correspondent firms with offices in 87 countries. In 2008 Dominic Alldis was invited as after-dinner speaker at their annual conference at Grosvenor House in London. His speech was entitled "Innovation: Encouraging & Controlling It" and featured live musicians from London's vibrant jazz scene.
"The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he or she knows how to listen..."
Duke Ellington, Bandleader & Composer
ARUP is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants.
The senior management team for ARUP Europe asked Music & Management to provide a dinner presentation that interspersed dinner courses with three ‘musical interludes’. Each interlude provided a musical metaphor for a different business issue including leadership, teamwork and creativity. The evening also featured a live jazz band.
Egon Zehnder is one of the world's top five top global executive search firms, offering services and expertise in the fields of Executive Search, Board Consulting and Leadership Strategy Services.
For their 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Partners Meetings they engaged Music & Management to provide the Fusion Experience at the Museé Jacquemart André in Paris. Each session comprised a performance and subsequent improvisation on the music of a famous composer (Ravel, Satie and Chopin...). This was followed by a group discussion about storytelling, legacy and creativity in both music and business.
EADS is Europe's largest aeronautic company and maker of the Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world.
In 2006, Music & Management provided two afternoon percussion workshops at the EADS Academy near Bordeaux. This was followed an evening presentation about playing in orchestras and jazz bands. It was attended by senior executives from across France, Germany, Holland and the UK.
Sit within an orchestra, listen to a symphony and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, trust, diversity and collaboration…
Listen to a jazz band and engage in an interactive discussion about teamwork, flexibility and innovation within a fast-moving business environment…
Hear a string quartet perform a classical masterpiece and discuss the process of preparation that leads to an exceptional performance...
Contrast a classical and jazz approach to corporate decision making and how to balance strategic alignment with creative independence…
Listen to a piano performance and engage in an interactive discussion about listening, communication, artistry and flow...
Hear a conductor and jazz musician talk about musical leadership, teamwork and creativity as a metaphor for the world of business...