The surest way to perform at Carnegie Hall is…

…to have your piece commissioned there and then write yourself in as the soloist! That is essentially what has happened for Vancouver composer John Korsrud, who will perform his piece in the Hall on Friday. He began writing a piece for trumpet soloist and orchestra as part of a concert featuring the music of Louis Andriessen and his students, and was written into the promotional material as the soloist to his own piece, contrary to his intentions. You can read about it in the Globe ‘n Mail here. What a cool story! And gutsy on his part, to go through with the performance. John’s website is also worth a visit, if only to play his virtual marimba by rolling the mouse over the menu… After a long day, I am easily amused.

In the meantime, I suppose the rest of us will just practice, practice, practice…

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