AndrewDahlke

Carnegie Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra concert at the Carnegie Hall opening gala was cancelled the day of the performance due to a strike by the stagehands. The saving grace was a free "pop up" concert that same evening by the orchestra at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. A large and very enthusiastic audience came out to support the orchestra. Much of the repertoire was changed as Joshua Bell and Esperanza Spalding did not perform. The audience chose a Mozart overture to be performed and a young girl was selected from the audience to conduct the William Tell overture with Yannick. Thankfully, Bolero remained on the program. It was a thrill to play this on soprano saxophone and listen to each of the soloists and sections throughout the piece.