13-Year-Old Boy Composes for Philharmonic

Orchestra to play his music

He's still not sure what he wants to be when he grows up, but 13-year-old George Frankle is getting a good jump on a music career.

His short musical composition, "Laboratory," will be played next month by the New York Philharmonic.

George, an eighth-grader at Scarsdale Middle School, studies piano, viola and composition at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

He says, "I'm kind of still deciding what I want my career to be," but he allows that music is an option.

His composition teacher heard that the Philharmonic was looking for a young composer for its annual School Day Concert, and George's two-minute piece was accepted.

He had to tweak it a bit, though, for the 90-piece orchestra.

He said Thursday: "I needed to add more instruments."

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