52. In the Spotlight

YolanDa Brown joins pianist Catherine Edwards, tuba player Lee Tsarmaklis and bass clarinet player Paul Richards to discover what it’s like to play an instrument that only has rare moments in the spotlight.

How do you prepare for the ‘moment’ when you emerge from the orchestra after many bars rest? And what happens if it all goes wrong?

Catherine, Lee and Paul reveal what the roles of their very unique instruments are within the texture of the orchestra, and why they have to be so versatile…

Plus – forgotten mouthpieces, a squeaking clarinet and an unforgettable organ entry…

Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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