This is too good to pass up. As we are celebrating the life of Leonard Bernstein, this excerpt is astonishingly funny! We conductors would like we think we "know everything," but as Maestro Bernstein states, not even he is a "Triangle Expert."
With the passing of Maestro Pierre Boulez, I recall many great performances of his that I have experienced. One very interesting performance of "Rite of Spring" involved choreographed equines - in other words, lots of horses were involved.
A wonderful opening night of the Genesius Guild's performance of Gianni Schicci. Even though Mother Nature didn't cooperate on our first night, the first performance was incredibly well received by a enthusiastic and energetic audience.