“‘I’ll give you one measure, and then we’ll come in,’ he says, lifting his long arms, one made even longer by the baton in his hand — not so much a tool as an extension of the body. He pokes the air and the strings lunge into the dun-dun-dun-duuuuunnn of Beethoven’s Fifth, the musicians reading from sheet music he printed at home. This feeling, waving your arm to make music — ‘Indescribable,’ he says. The 40-odd musicians in front of him follow his every command, though some of them could be his grandparents. A few even call him ‘maestro.’
“The conductor and executive director of the Kentuckiana Philharmonic Orchestra is 16 years old.”
Read more about Oldham Co. High School sophomore Ben Crouch on Louisville.com.