Matthew Aucoin, conductor & composer for The Wall Street Journal.

Did you ever meet a prodigy?
I did.

Matt Aucoin wrote his first symphony when he was 4, conducted an orchestra at age 8, wrote an opera at 11, studied poetry at Harvard along the way.

Now 24,he is the youngest assistant conductor of the Met ever and The Wall Street Journal wonders if he might be the next Leonard Bernstein.

Therefore, 2 weeks ago, He met me…

The shoot was to happen at the Cornelia Street Cafe. It has a little stage with a piano in the basement but it was very narrow and dark. We decided to take a walk and ended up checking out records at nearby NY’s institution House of Oldies Rare Records on Carmine street.

Thanks to the lovely Tara Howard for offering me my second Arena section cover!

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