A dinner interspersed 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.
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 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.
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 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.
In 2008, Dominic Alldis of Music & Management 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 symphony and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, collaboration and diversity…
Listen to a jazz band and engage in an interactive discussion about teamwork, disruption 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 exceptional performance...
Contrast a classical and jazz approach to corporate culture and how to balance strategic alignment with creative independence…
Listen to a piano performance and engage in an interactive discussion about listening, communication, flow and passion...
Hear a conductor and jazz musician talk about musical leadership, teamwork and innovation as a metaphor for the world of business...