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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Common Chords: Grand Rapids

A Little Brass Music

The 258 sixth graders from Elkington Middle School sampled some mid-morning brass music with Minnesota Orchestra musicians on Tuesday – and were eager to ask questions of the players:  “Have you had anything stuck in your horn?” “Is there such a thing as a piccolo trombone?”

“It’s one thing to hear classical music on the radio but to hear it live is an entirely different experience,” said teacher Anissa Grotjohn, who runs the thriving band program at Elkington. “I went to hear the Minnesota Orchestra perform live when I was in sixth grade and it was so cool.”

View more photos from our residency in Grand Rapids on our Facebook page.