Trumpet Talk: A Look at Culture and History through Musical Instruments

Hitting the Right Note: Trumpet Talk in the Berkshires

Information learned about the trumpet’s place within different cultural contexts throughout time can be used to supplement cultural studies and music history.

As civilization has evolved, so has culture and artistic expression.  Trumpet player and teacher Paul Sundberg will present a workshop Sunday, January 8th at 4pm on the evolution of trumpet music and playing throughout history.

Taking place at the Stockbridge Library, the event will teach attendees about the mechanics of the instrument and its role within many different musical settings throughout history.  Sundberg will also be displaying and demonstrating ten different trumpets, including the flugelhorn, an animal horn, the cornetto, and a cornet.

This event is best for older students and parents, but no musical knowledge is necessary in order for it to be a fun and educational event!  Information learned about the trumpet’s place within different cultural contexts throughout time can be used to supplement work in cultural studies or music history.  It could even serve as an introduction to music history, or it could be just the thing to inspire your kid to try out music making for themselves!  The event takes place in the Bement room at the Stockbridge Library (46 Main Street), and is free for everyone!  You can call the library at 413-298-5501.

[Photo credit: (ccl) Marc Wellekötter]

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