Carnegie Hall is a notoriously challenging (and expensive) place to shoot. I don’t think anyone has managed to capture a performance as successfully and as inexpensively as we did here. One of my specialties of which I am particularly proud: doing great work for, as Rick Siegel (one of the camera operators on this) says, “a nickel.” (Yes, we paid Rick his rate on this one!).
The musical performance was magnificent. It helps when you have Yo Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman and friends playing Mendelssohn. We did the same show the next night in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library Of Congress with the addition of Bono of U2 but it didn’t have the sparkle of this performance.