Celebrating Phil Smith's Legacy

It was an honor to be on stage this week surrounded by so many former teachers, colleagues, and friends as we paid tribute to the 36 year career of Phil Smith upon his retirement as Principal Trumpet from the New York Philharmonic.  He’s contributed so much to the trumpet world, and I don’t think I will ever forget the look on his face as he conducted all 54 of us through The Great Gate of Kiev.