In a Dinner Presentation each course is interspersed with a musical interlude: classical, jazz & interactive.
Following the starter course, conductor and jazz musician Dominic Alldis introduces the world of music as a metaphor for leadership, teamwork and innovation in business. He shows a video of an orchestra and explains how great performances are achieved through collaboration, preparation, trust, listening and technical precision, as well as the pivotal role of an inspirational conductor.
Following the main course, Dominic Alldis introduces the contrasting world of jazz by showing a video or listening to a live jazz band. He reveals how jazz musicians improvise and innovate within clear parameters, take risks, embrace diversity, rotate leadership and seek new opportunities through entrepreneurship.
Following the dessert course, the evening concludes with an interactive musical activity and Q&A.
The senior management team for ARUP Europe asked Music & Management to provide a dinner presentation that interspersed dinner courses with ‘musical interludes’. Each interlude provided a musical metaphor for a contemporary business concern: including leadership, teamwork and creativity. The evening also featured a live jazz band.
"Just a short note to thank you very much for your entertaining contribution to our Forum. Everybody I spoke to very much enjoyed hearing the musician's trade secrets, and we enjoyed the music too…" Sir Philip Dilley, Executive Chairman, ARUP
Crowe Horwath International 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 to be the after-dinner speaker at their annual conference at Grosvenor House in London. The event was entitled "Innovation: Encouraging & Controlling It" and featured live musicians from London's vibrant jazz scene.
For the PIMS Forum 2005, Richmond Events engaged Music & Management to provide the jazz experience aboard the P&O cruise ship Oriana.
The three-day event brought together product and service providers and intermediaries from the financial services sector. Dominic Alldis led four one-hour presentations during the cruise, relating jazz to the ability to accommodate risk and uncertainty in a turbulent business environment.
EADS is Europe's largest aeronautic company and maker of the new 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.
Renault is an automotive group present in 118 countries. It has 130,000 employees who design, manufacture and market a wide range of vehicles.
Dominic Alldis was invited to address a senior management group at the Centre Europeen d’Education Permanente at Fontainebleau (CEDEP). He spoke about the role of the conductor, the artistry of a musician and the importance of preparation in both music and business. The presentation was delivered in French.
Sit within an orchestra, listen to a performance and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, collaboration and diversity…
Listen to a jazz band and engage in an interactive discussion about teamwork, risk-taking and innovation within a fast-moving business environment…
Hear a string quartet play a classical masterpiece and discuss the process of preparation and refinement that leads to an exceptional performance...
Contrast a classical and jazz approach to business culture and how to balance strategic alignment with creative independence…
Listen to a piano performance and engage in an interactive discussion about listening, communication, focus and passion...
Hear a conductor and jazz musician talk about musical leadership, teamwork and innovation as a metaphor for the world of business...