Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Blast from the Past

I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was to work with Carl Topilow again for the first time in 15 years. He put together a fantastic show with the ESO this past week. After every show this weekend, several of our patrons thanked me and expressed what a great time they had. They especially loved the showmanship of Maestro Carl Topilow. Pictured above are NRO alumni who performed with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra this weekend. From left to right...Lisa Fako (violin), Carl Topilow, Benton Wedge (viola), Mark Fry (bass trombone) and Melissa Snoza (flute). Just for kicks, I am posting a picture of the NRO low brass section from the summer of 1994 below.

From left to right...Steven Vlad (trombone), Mark Fry (bass trombone), Jeff Tomberg (Tuba) and James Markey (trombone).

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