Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 63: The Trumpet Lesson (with video)

It’s a bird dying! No! It’s our host, playing the trumpet!

George Chase and Jason Adams of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.
George Chase and Jason Adams of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.

This episode does double duty: teaches you all about the trumpet and trumpet playing, while carrying out the secondary mission of Classical Classroom, i.e., the humiliation of the show’s host. Trumpet players George Chase and Jason Adams of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra teach former trumpet player Dacia a trumpet lesson. Along the way, they say all kinds of important things about the history of the instrument. Plus, there are duck calls!

Music in this episode:

  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major Mvt. 3 -Bach played by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
  • Duo No. 1 by Chris Gecker played by George Chase and Jason Adams

Audio production by Todd “Ah!” Hulslander with running and hiding by Dacia Clay.

Oh, but we’re not done yet: You can see video – yes, video! – of George and Jason giving Dacia a trumpet lesson right here! Special thanks, by the way, to videographer Troy Schulze for his help with this outtake. 

 

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Dacia Clay

Dacia Clay

Host/Producer, Classical Classroom; Web Editor, Arts & Culture

Dacia began her career in public radio as the Audio Librarian for Houston Public Media (then KUHF) in 2009. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas' School of Library and Information Science, where she focused on special collections (thanks to the sage advice...

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