My wife and I were just reminiscing about a trip to Kirkwall, Orkney in the summer of 2017. We entered St Magnus Cathedral to the sound of a cellist practicing for an upcoming show and we just stood in awe - it just added to the atmosphere and gave us chills.
We both agreed that it wasn't just the location, the cello just grabs us in a way no other classical instrument does. Can anyone point me to a good source for a novice? We already know (and have seen live) the Piano Guys. I have no idea if we'd prefer modern or classic.
Edit: I have to run for a bit, but I've loved getting to talk to everyone! I'll be back to answer more questions soon but - in the meantime - just wanted to let everyone know that I'll be performing October 17, 20, 22, 24 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego! Check them out if you're in town. Click here for tickets and click here to support live classical music with a donation. Thanks!
Hey Reddit! My name's Austin Huntington, I'm Principal Cello of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I made my orchestral debut at ten years old. I'm also a huge Lakers fan and believe Lebron's a top two player of all-time👀
Between October 17-24, I'll be performing a series of five drive-in concerts with the Mainly Mozart All-Star Festival Orchestra in San Diego. On July 11, Mainly Mozart put on the first live classical concert in the U.S. in front of a live audience since quarantine began. Its Festival Orchestra is the largest annual gathering of concertmasters and principal players in the country to perform in front of live audiences. This year, I'll be performing alongside principal musicians from the LA Phil, New York Phil, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony and many more. All socially distanced and all involved will be COVID tested.
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