"When I was there in March, I had the feeling I can work with this orchestra very well," Luisi said in a telephone interview. "The orchestras in the United States are very open-minded. They are very curious. They are opening to interesting projects. They are open to new music, I mean not only contemporary music, but also music of past centuries which is new for them. And I have seen that the audiences are equally curious about things they don't know. ... You can step out a little bit of let's say the normal paths of programming and make some experiments and also take a little bit of risk. Without risk, you don't win anything."