How Do You Get to Merkin Hall?

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How does one get to Merkin Hall? If it’s the same way you get to Carnegie Hall, the answer is, “Practice, practice, practice”. But, as I spotted on a sign in the lobby of Merkin recently, you could simply, conveniently, “forget” to silence your cell phone and Presto! A guaranteed performance in front of a New York City audience.  If you happen to be a bassoonist, that is.