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.
- Longs Peak Cello Concert: Gal Faganel, UNC Assistant Professor, Performs At 14,259 Feet (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)