A 7-year-old with leukaemia was given his dream job - conducting a symphony orchestra

10 January 2017, 08:45

7 year old conducts orchestra

7-year-old Jordan Cartwright has leukaemia, but that hasn’t stopped him conducting the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra playing the Canadian national anthem.

Cartwright is a long-time music fan, and so the orchestra decided he deserved a shot at the top job - conducting one of Canada’s premier ensembles himself.

So up stepped Cartwright, concert dress immaculate, to show the orchestra the way through a stirring reading of ‘O Canada’. We think he’s got this conducting thing nailed - confident stance, even tempo and gestural control are all en pointe.

Look at the super-casual hand-in-the-pocket stance, too: what a pro!

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