This is the low brass section of the American Youth Symphony. We were on tour in Washington D.C. in the mid-1970's. Mehli Mehta was the conductor. That's correct, Zubin's father. Fathers seem to have an influence over their sons. Strange. My father didn't play the tuba. Did yours? There was a youth symphony in Pittsburgh that Lorin Maazel's father conducted. Like father like son. If you didn't learn anything else as a brass player in Mehli's orchestra, you did learn how to play loud. Yes you did.

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