“How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!”
Carnegie Hall is almost a holy place for us musicians—the building, the location and the acoustics. Walking out onto that stage is always an amazing experience and during a concert, although Carnegie seats 2800 people, it feels like you are making chamber music.
It was great to be able to film with friends there. Leif Ove Andsnes is a superstar and I am a huge fan of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Leif’s wife, Ragnhild plays the horn so he´s practically in the family (we dedicate his noble Horn Challenge to her). It was also an honour to interview the ‘Boss’ of Carnegie Hall, Sir Clive Gillinson, who has done such wonderful things there.
Everyone backstage was really friendly and welcoming and asked lots of questions about Sarah´s Music – they only know me with a horn in my hand, not with a camera team in tow, so were interested in this new project.
I loved Jeremy Geffen´s conductor-in-underwear story. And thank you to Synneve Carlino and the rest of the Carnegie Hall team