More on Giancarlo

The live Gershwin concert — which was terrific — is being followed by a half-hour interview of Giancarlo Guerrero by John Siegenthaler. (For our out of town readers, this is the father of the former NBC anchor John Siegenthaler, whom Middle Tennessee residents still tend to think of with “Jr.” after his name.)

It’s a wonderful interview. When Siegenthaler asked Guerrero about his favorite pieces to conduct, his first reaction was Verdi’s “Requiem” — which is the only thing I’ve seen Guerrero conduct in person, on my birthday this year.

Guerrero told a very funny story about dreaming of playing the violin and then switching to the drums because the line for the violin tryouts was so long and he hates standing in line!