Last evening’s year-end studio recital at the Music Institute of Chicago’s (MIC) Nichols Concert Hall was a great success. Students from the Advanced Trumpet Ensemble at MIC performed the concert’s prelude: ancient trumpet sounds (including the conch shell, shofar, and cornetto) followed by a 19th century fanfare by Felix Mendelssohn. Brass for Beginners students from Walker and Lincoln Elementary Schools then processed to the stage to reenact battle calls between the Celts and Romans at Hadrian’s Wall (in what is now northern England) circa 120CE. Special thanks to timpanist/percussionist Brandon Podjasek! [youtube=http://youtu.be/xWeWb3IDTT8]
That was possibly the coolest thing ever.