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  • Can we get a womp-womp for valve trombones?

    By Meighan Szigeti

    by Meighan Szigeti, Associate Manager, Digital Marketing 

    With Falstaff wrapping up its wonderful run at the Four Seasons Centre, we thought we'd ask the members of the low brass section of the COC Orchestra - Charles Benaroya (Principal trombone), Ian Cowie (trombone), Herbert Poole (trombone), and Scott Irvine (tuba/cimbasso) - a bit about what's helping bring Verdi's very human, and humorous opera to life: the valve trombone!


    (l-r: Johannes Debus, Musical Director; Charles Benaroya, Principal trombone; Ian Cowie, trombone;
    Herbert Poole, bass trombone; and Scott Irvine, tuba/cimbasso.)

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    You might call Giuseppe Verdi obsessive when it came to the slightest detail, but it’s those small changes that truly bring out the mood that the composer was trying to achieve.

    That’s where the valve trombone comes in.

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    Posted in Falstaff
  • Falstaff's a Hit!

    By Kiersten Hay Posted in Falstaff
  • Inside Opera: Falstaff

    By Kiersten Hay Posted in Falstaff

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