WHAT’S IN THIS VIDEO: The personalities of the great old orchestras had personality – players and conductors. Gigantic personalities gave orchestras their own personal stamp. Each orchestra has distinct personality. Here’s what the great orchestras were known for. Chicago, New York, Philadelphia… Over the years the level of play has gotten so much better. Personality is still essential. One of my players has a rich cabernet sound. Different conductors are obsessed with different things and these are what define personality.