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You can only do something you really believe in.
It boils down to playing music, talking about music, listening to music.
The personnel manager turned his computer screen around and it said Riccardo Muti is named new music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I sat down and cried like a baby.
When push comes to shove, I have no idea what Phil Smith and Joe Alessi are thinking.
I got to Symphony Hall early to fulfill my orchestral fantasy and played Mahler 3 on my King 2B . . . probably gives you guys the heebie-jeebies just thinking about that.
Bud Herseth used to refer to me as a greenhorn. I was totally a greenhorn. I didn’t know one side of the trumpet from the other.
When I go to work, I feel like wow . . . I’m going to work in the New York Philharmonic! I still can’t believe it.