New horror video: Conductor starts concerto before his soloist is on stagemain
This is about as dumb as it gets.
A composer, Jake Runestad, tells the audience about the concerto he was commissioned to write by the pianist Jeffrey Biegel. After three and a half minutes of mangled clichés, the composer steps down. The conductor, James Paul, then starts up the Louisiana Philharmonic – without bothering to check that the pianist who commissioned the work is on stage and ready for action. When Biegel rushes on, the conductor shrugs.
Happens all the time, no doubt. The music starts at 3:50, followed by the soloist’s embarrassed entry.
h/t: Allen Sinclair