Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful (Oct – Mar)
Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Sunday, March 17, 2019. Treasures from the National Music Museum. Forget everything you think you know about the trumpet, the best-known member of the brasswind family. Trumpet-like musical instruments appear across time and cultures in surprising shapes, sizes, and features, from the conch-shell trumpet to the didgeridoo, from the valveless natural trumpet to the keyed bugle, from the Swiss alphorn to the s-shaped serpent. By special arrangement with the National Music Museum, America’s preeminent collection of historic musical instruments, this exhibit of more than forty musical instruments, including audio and video demonstrations, will delight young and old, student and connoisseur. Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM. 2nd and 3rd Thursday 11:00AM to 8:00PM. The Museum is closed on Mondays. Cost: Museum Members: FREE; Non-members: Museum Admission.