Cello on Longs Peak: So Colorado

What do you do if you’re a cellist teaching music in a summer camp near Longs Peak, Colorado? Why, you decide to climb the peak, all 14,259 feet of it. With your cello, of course. For a concert on the summit. And you talk a violinist into going with you. So you won’t be the only crazy person up there.

The cellist is Gal Faganal and the violinist crazy enough to go with him is Jenny Shea. The music that’s playing as they climb is from Dvorak’s “New World Symphony,” one of my all-time favorites.

Here’s Faganal playing “Dvorak: Cello Concerto Op. 104, Excerpt”:


And here’s Shea playing “Ashokan Farewell”:


For a little more background, see “A Cello Concert On Longs Peak? That’s So Colorado.” These people are my kind of crazy!

Thanks to Karen Waller for telling me about this.


6 thoughts on “Cello on Longs Peak: So Colorado

    1. I’m just blown away by this (glad they weren’t). Maybe that mountain is easier for those who live here. Climbing it as a vacationer here was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.

  1. Excellent. These young and talented people are elevated above the population not just topographically but in talent, physical health and philosophy as well. I think it says a lot for genetic diversity!

... and that's my two cents