This month On the Cover features Associate Principal Horn Richard Deane. In seventh grade the world opened up to Richard as he played Mahler’s Sixth Symphony in a Kentucky youth orchestra. From that moment he knew music was his life’s calling, and now he is in Mahler’s Orchestra. Talk about full circle! To learn more follow along throughout April for more.
In a new video Q&A with Richard (above), he answers one of the most important questions asked of horn players: What are you doing with your right hand when playing?
We know this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to questions about playing the horn. So we are opening the floor for questions in our first live Facebook Q&A during the week of April 11.
Later this month, Richard will share his favorite tracks on Spotify, so follow us there to hear Richard’s playlist and playlists from previous On the Cover musicians. And on April 26, Richard will chronicle his day with the Philharmonic as he takes over our Instagram.
Next month, in our last On the Cover of the 2015–16 season, cellist Sumire Kudo brings it home.
Learn more about Richard Deane here.