• Kyle Gordon

Carnegie Hall Debut Performance

On November 17, 2017 I was afforded the opportunity to perform and debut one of my arrangements at Carnegie Hall. I was hired by Jeff Bradetich, who is an absolutely phenomenal classical bassist, to arrange a version of Gershwin's It Ain't Necessarily So. There were several interesting things that were requested for this arrangement:

1. It had to be for classical bass.

2.) It had to feature two classical pianists (one piano, four hands), a baroque violinist, and the Principal Soprano from the Metropolitan Opera in addition to the bass.

3.) All of the lyrics had to be rewritten as bass puns.

Doing something different is always fun and I had a blast working on and performing this arrangement. Many thanks to Jeff Bradetich and the other musicians who performed on this concert.

Some say basses are to low,

Some say that they all play too slow,

Some Things that you've prob'ly heard down in the lobby,

It Ain't Necessarily So.

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Kyle Gordon earned the Warren County Promising Young Composer's award for his piece, "Hidden Hues." This award came with a cash prize that was used to fund future projects. Thank you!