We’ve started off 2012 with a bang! Two days ago six extraordinary musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra came to the Atlanta Music Project’s Gilbert House site to do a workshop with our students.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s visiting musicians were: Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet; Karin Bliznik, Associate Principal Trumpet; Richard Deane, Horn; Nathan Zgonc, Second Trombone; Michael Moore, Principal Tuba and last but not least, Christopher Rex, Principal Cello. Check out their bios to see the caliber of musician that our Atlanta Music Project students got to interact with!

The day started off with the Atlanta Symphony Brass musicians performing several brass quintet pieces. Additionally, Principal Cellist, Christopher Rex,  performed a couple of movements from a Bach Cello Suite. Our students loved every minute of the musicians’ playing.

Musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's brass section perform brass quintet pieces for the students at the Atlanta Music Project's Gilbert House.

Following the performances and a question and answer period with our students, the Atlanta Symphony musicians worked with the Atlanta Music Project students that played their instrument:

ASO Principal Cellist, Christopher Rex, works with Atlanta Music Project cello students at the Gilbert House

From L to R: AMP cello student Wonderful, ASO Principal Cellist Christopher Rex, AMP cello student Kailah

Atlanta Music Project trombone student, Jeffrey Epps, poses with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Trombonist, Nathan Zgonc (left) and Atlanta Music Project Trombone Teaching Artist, Marc Boehm (right).

From L to R: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Trumpet, Karin Bliznik; Atlanta Music Project substitute Teaching Artist, Derrick Montgomery; AMP trumpet students Daniela and Darrius; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet, Thomas Hooten

Thank you to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and their musicians for coming out to the Gilbert House to spend time with the Atlanta Music Project students!