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Michael Hovnanian formerly played bass with an orchestra located in a large midwestern city.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

The tour in pictures: Italy

The first thing I need to say is that I am a crappy photographer. The last camera I owned broke in 1970 and I never bothered to get another until this year when one fell into my lap as a gift. So what you are seeing here is a small sample of my inept efforts to document the working parts of the tour as I saw them in an unvarnished sort of way. has the official photos taken by Todd Rosenberg, our excellent photographer.

Bass trunks waiting in Torino
My instrument in one pieceBassists Kraemer, Armstrong, DiBello and Opland warm up before the rehearsal in Torino
On the train to Verona: Bassoonist Bill Buchman gets a music lesson from bassist Rob Kassinger Herded towards the hotel in Verona
Jugglers: Bassoonist Lewis Kirk (left) and bassist Dan Armstrong get down to business while waiting for the bus
Something funny going on at the back of the plane to Rome
Bassist Roger Cline under the watchful eyes of the Italian police
Dan Armstrong warms up again in Rome

The orchestra arrives at terminal AA, Rome

1 comment:

Karajan fan said...

It's nice to see that the bass section gets along so well.