What piece of art changed your life? How did it affect you?
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky. I was overwhelmed when I first heard the ballet; such prominent use of percussion, rhythmic energy and power, intensity and excitement in the score, were unlike anything I had heard before. Le sacre made me want to pursue a career in symphonic percussion.
Baltimore native Raynor Carroll is principal percussionist with the L.A. Philharmonic. This Sunday, you can watch him and the acclaimed orchestra, led by conductor Gustavo Dudamel, perform an all-Brahms program. It's an LA Phil LIVE simulcast at area theaters such as Arundel Mills and AMC Owings Mills 17. You can get your tickets here.