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WFAE: Young Talent Leads Trumpet Section Of The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Nov 18, 2015

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is full of talented and experienced musicians. But talent doesn't always correspond to a certain age. WFAE's Sarah Delia explains.

Twenty-three-year old John Parker knew from a young age that he wanted to play trumpet. The North Carolina native from High Point comes from a musical family.

He's not quite sure what first drew him to the instrument. But he thought he'd give it a shot when he was in elementary school. 

Now, he's not only a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, he's the youngest principal in the symphony. And he sits in first chair.

Interview at WFAE