I have completed the first part of my journey for the Horns Across America project! This weekend I drove from Cincinnati to Chicago for the first installment of the project. I was fortunate enough to hear the CSO perform twice and I also had a lesson with Dale Clevenger, the principal horn in the orchestra. I was in contact with David Griffin, the fourth horn, but unfortunately we were unable to schedule a lesson.
Here’s a quick preview of what’s coming up for the blog:
- A brief history of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- An introduction of Dale Clevenger and some information on his career as a horn player.
- Stories about my adventures in Chicago and a summary of the information I gathered from my lesson with Mr. Clevenger.
- Some background information on Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6
Good stuff on the way! Stay tuned!