You may recognize this conductor/composer. I have left him un-named because I've been warned that he is trademarked and if I am selling him by his very famous name, I will be infringing on it. Hah! He is the composer of West Side Story, and Candide, and conducted the New York Philharmonic.
The baton is now slightly lower, RESTING on his left arm, as it kept breaking off in the position in a few of the photos.