Trumpet Discussion Discuss Hello Mr. Manny in the General forums; Well im back to give my monthly update! First off how are you all? Mr. Manny how is your family? ...
I always get a smile on my face when I see there's a post from you!
My family is very well. My daughter is at a string chamber music camp and my son is playing baseball and starting driver training. Seems impossible... I could swear he was just born yesterday. I'm sure your parents think the same thing when they see you with, ahem, your steady boyfriend.
I'm on vacation from the Minnesota Orchestra although I played a couple of solos with a local chamber orchestra. I played the concerto for trumpet by Neruda and also Trumpet Voluntary. I also recently auditioned the winds, brass, and percussion for next season's Youth Symphony. I, too, will miss the seniors that said goodbye to me at the end of their last concert. They played a piece called "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Moussorgky. I have a recording out of that piece if you want to hear me play it. There's a ton of trumpet stuff in that piece and I'm sure you'd like it. Or if you want to hear it free of charge you can go to mpr.org and look under the live performance archive of the Minnesota Orchestra. There's a live broadcast of us playing it. It's about at the halfway mark in the concert.
So, yes, I'm staying busy even though I'm on vacation.
Thanks for staying in touch and enjoy your summer.
Mezzo Piano User
Hope your summer is going well. Everything is fine on my end. We were really looking forward to making it out to Harriet Island last night for the Sinfonia concert.....unfortunately I could not get the night off. I am positive it was a great time and the weather did cooperate which is always a good thing. . At the sinfonia.org website they mentioned the works or pieces (not sure what the correct term is) that you would be performing. My question is when you rehearse with the sinfonia is it as intense as when you rehearse with the Mn Orchestra or is it a little more laid back? When will you be back from vacation...we all look forward to coming out again and seeing another great concert at Orchestra Hall.
Take care, Robert
Bach Strad 180S37
Well, if I could play like Wynton (Marsalis), I wouldn't play like Wynton.
Both the shows went very well, thanks. The folks at the shows received the Neruda very well especially the second movement which was as I hoped. It's one of the loveliest things for us to play, that movement.
It's a little more laid back, yes, working with Jay's group but not by much. Outdoor gigs always have that comfy feel to them but, you know how it is... you still gotta play the notes and I always do something to the music to add just a bit more pressure like tacking on an extra high note here and there just to maintain humility.
Mezzo Forte User
Said like a true egomaniac...er..principal trumpet. Why?....because I can!!!
I always do something to the music to add just a bit more pressure like tacking on an extra high note here and there just to maintain humility
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