This week we feature our principal trumpet William Leathers. If you are on Instagram, follow along his takeover @nsomusicians for “Pictures at an Exhibition”.
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Age you started playing trumpet: 6
Why did you choose the trumpet: My dad was a professional trumpet player (now retired) and as a kid, I wanted to play trumpet and make beautiful music just like him!
Program you are looking forward to this season: Definitely Alpine Symphony. The piece has great parts for every instrument, especially for trumpet (fun high notes ), and it’s a story-telling masterpiece that most orchestral musicians long to perform.
Hidden Talents: Whistling a happy tune
Favorite Nashville restaurant: Casa de Montecristo
Favorite non classical music/musician: Chris Botti