20 Questions on the 20th featuring Jennifer Montone

French horn master Jennifer Montone

Introducing “20 on 20”, our new segment airing on the 20th of each month, we’ll post 20 questions that were answered by musician friends of the shop!

January 2018 features the fabulous Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Age started playing horn?
10

First private teacher?
A really sweet high school student

Favorite composer?
Mahler

Favorite piece?
Hmm… can’t choose!

Most memorable concert?
My trial week concert with Philly at Carnegie: Mahler Das Lied [von Der Erde]

Most embarrassing moment on stage?
A memory slip on Schumann Adagio and Allegro, oof!!

If you could not play the horn, what other instrument would you choose?
Oboe

Favorite excerpt?
Brahms 3

Least favorite excerpt?
Shostakovich 5 high solo

Mountains or Beach?
Beach…

Cats or Dogs?
Cats

F horn or C horn?
F horn

Treble clef or Bass clef?
Treble

Would you rather play Ravel’s Piano Concerto OR Shostakovich 5?
Ravel

Beer or wine?
Wine

On the leg or off the leg?
On

Kopprasch or Kling?
Kling

Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with a saxophone or trumpet player?
Ha, funny question! I guess trumpet?

Favorite movie score?
Anything by John Williams

“Stars and Stripes” or “Washington Post”?
😉Stars and Stripes!

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