A Trip to Affton

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Members of the St. Louis Symphony brass made a visit to Bayless School in Affton, Missouri, to sit in with young musicians and to play a concert. Video intern Nicola Muscroft and Symphony staff member Zach Schimpf made the trip down with Director of Community Programs Maureen Byrne and the Symphony musicians. Nicola created this mini-documentary out of the experience. The musicians are Principal Trumpet Karin Bliznik, Associate Principal Trombone Amanda Stewart, Julie Thayer on horn, Jeffrey Strong on trumpet, and Gerry Pagano on bass trombone.

Glissando Mission

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Opening Weekend with the St. Louis Symphony has a lot of cool stuff, including the phenomenal Joshua Bell as soloist. It’s also got Gerry Pagano doing some awesome glissando. Can you do this with your arms? Cinematographer Joshua Dobkins continues to astonish with this week’s Video Blog.