All In A Day’s Work

All In A Day’s Work

That’s Stage Manager Jeff Wallace. He’s double checking load-in times at all the tour venues.

Meanwhile, we have a concert to put on at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Gustavo leads the LA Phil in Dvorák’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6. We’re working late with Jeff when…

9:40pm
We learn that Gustavo has pulled a muscle in his neck and can’t continue the second half of the sold-out concert.

9:41pm
Associate Conductor Lionel Bringuier to the rescue! Lionel runs to his apartment, changes into his concert clothes, ascends the podium, and conducts the Tchaikovsky with incredible finesse.

10:06pm
Thunderous applause for Lionel! The LA Times called his performance “sizzling.”