20 Questions on the 20th featuring 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!

  1. Age started playing horn?
    • 10
  2. First private teacher?
    • a really sweet high school student
  3. Favorite composer?
    • Mahler
  4. Favorite piece?
    • Hmm… can’t choose!
  5. Most memorable concert?
    • My trial week concert with Philly at Carnegie: Mahler Das Lied [von Der Erde]
  6. Most embarrassing moment on stage?
    • A memory slip on Schumann Adagio and Allegro, oof!!
  7. If you could not play the horn, what other instrument would you choose?
    • Oboe
  8. Favorite excerpt?
    • Brahms 3
  9. Least favorite excerpt?
    • Shostakovich 5 high solo
  10. Mountains or Beach?
    • Beach…
  11. Cats or Dogs?
    • Cats
  12. F horn or C horn?
    • F horn
  13. Treble clef or Bass clef?
    • Treble
  14. Would you rather play Ravel’s Piano Concerto OR Shostakovich 5?
    • Ravel
  15. Beer or wine?
    • Wine
  16. On the leg or off the leg?
    • On
  17. Kopprasch or Kling?
    • Kling
  18. Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with a saxophone or trumpet player?
    • Ha, funny question! I guess trumpet?
  19. Favorite movie score?
    • Anything by John Williams
  20. “Stars and Stripes” or “Washington Post”? 😉
    • Stars and Stripes!

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