Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra trombonist Doug Rosenthal joins Andrew & Lance in a conversation ranging from the bass trumpet to dealing with the Valsalva maneuver and his experiences as an openly gay brass player. Currently, in his 6th season with the Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Doug was actually speaking to us from Chicago, where he was playing bass trumpet with The Lyric Opera. He explains how he manages to schedule both gigs, how he got started at Northwestern and a variety of other topics, including:
- Starting on euphonium
- Going to Bremen Germany to get a bass trumpet
- Playing with The New World Symphony
- Playing the full Ring Cycle
- His blog, "Inside the Arts"
- His challenges overcoming issues the Valsalva maneuver
- Being an openly gay brass player
- #thouhgtsandprayers for Jens
LINKS: Doug's "Inside the Arts" blog Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra FB Page A Tale of Two Auditions post Tips for Playing in the Orchestra as a Trombonist… Doug's Kennedy Center bio page
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