Last Friday, on his day off between performances of Barber’s Violin Concerto, Concertmaster Frank Huang — who claims to have a good outside shot — traveled to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to perform his own arrangement of the National Anthem before the Brooklyn Nets played his beloved Houston Rockets.
Frank grew up in Houston, and basketball was his go-to hobby. His mom didn’t let him join a team, to protect his hands and fingers. He was concertmaster of the Houston Symphony before coming to the Philharmonic.
Although we of course root for the Nets and Knicks, we are proud (and not surprised) that Frank’s virtuosity spurred the Rockets to victory.
(Video: Courtesy Brooklyn Nets; Thumbnail Photos: Chris Lee)