The trumpet belongs (almost) anywhere

The trumpet belongs (almost) anywhere

The trumpet has made its way into almost every musical role, genre, and time period. New West Symphony principal trumpet Jim Grinta celebrates that his instrument can shine in the brass section or out on its own. It has a comfortable place in all kinds of music, from...
Clarinet antics: a fun and versatile instrument

Clarinet antics: a fun and versatile instrument

The clarinet can be an easy instrument to get along with. Okay, maybe more for the listener than the performer. They have such a bright, friendly, and open tone that charms our socks off. And that makes for amazingly clear melodies and tight harmonies.     New West...