Philharmonic to play piece by Scarsdale teen

January 29, 2009 11:23:18 AM PST
He's not sure what he wants to do when he grows up, but 13-year-old George Frankle is getting a good jump on a music career. The New York Philharmonic will play his short composition "Laboratory" next month.

George, an eighth-grader at Scarsdale Middle School in Scarsdale, N.Y., studies piano, viola and composition at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School. George says he's "kind of still deciding" what he wants to pursue for a career, but music is an option.

George's composition teacher heard the Philharmonic was looking for a young composer for its School Day Concert on Feb. 13, and George's two-minute piece was accepted.

He tweaked it a bit for the 90-piece orchestra.

George said Thursday: "I needed to add more instruments."


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