Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Singin’ In The Rain

It is my extreme good fortune to find myself playing principal horn with the Philharmonia Orchestra for what must be one of the best gigs of all time.

John Wilson (in the photo he’s the conductor on the left – the one on the right is a singer, not a conductor) has reconstructed the entire score of “Singin’ In The Rain”, a film which has been one of my favourites for a very long time.  I never dreamed I would one day play all the wonderful music from it. The horn parts are a joy to play – just perfect writing – and the whole orchestra sounds incredible. Not only that, but John Wilson is a delight to work with. How many conductors can one say that about?

The biggest highlight, however, has got to be Mike Lovatt’s sensational trumpet playing.

The performance is on Sunday 7th November at 3:00pm in the Royal Festival Hall. I can’t wait!

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